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Can I be reinbersed for a parking ticket as I was broken down

I recently had a blowout on the M25 and managed to get into Cobham services. I have a campervan. Unfortunately, I did not have breakdown cover so I signed up to the AA. After calling the AA the notified me that it is 150 pounds if you need a call out before 24 hours of signing up. So I decided to wait 24 hours. This meant I had to buy a 24-hour ticket from the digital SNAP parking meter at Cobham Services. Could I be reimbursed for this ticket as I was broken down?

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  • JedBoyle
    JedBoyle Posts: 3
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    The ticket was 38 pound which I think is quite a lot just for a parking spot.
  • oldernonethewiser
    oldernonethewiser Posts: 1,713
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    Who would you expect to reimburse you?
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  • swingaloo
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    Why would you expect to be reimbursed, your vehicle was parked there for whatever reason.
  • JedBoyle
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    Yeah, I guess that it's just one of those things, thought broken-down vehicles might be exempt in service stations. Worth a try  :D
  • Half_way
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    JedBoyle said:
    Yeah, I guess that it's just one of those things, thought broken-down vehicles might be exempt in service stations. Worth a try  :D
    If your vehicle receives a parking charge notice as a result of a breakdown in a service area - and your vehicle can not leave the site as its mobilised there are ways to get the parking charge notice ( note its not a fine) quashed .
     However once paid this becomes nigh on impossible to do .

    As you voluntarily paid the advertised standard rate for parking then as far as getting your money back goes its pretty much game over .

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  • Coupon-mad
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    JedBoyle said:
    Yeah, I guess that it's just one of those things, thought broken-down vehicles might be exempt in service stations. Worth a try  :D
    You could ask Cobham Services and show them proof of breakdown.  May as well try.  Let is know what Cobham Services say.
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