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Uber pick up double red bus stop

Hi All

My son is a uber driver and he picked up a passenger from a bus stop which had double red lines near East Midlands Airport.
He has received a charge notice from VCS LTD. He did not see the signs because it was night plus as you know they are never readable together with the fact he is new to his job so did not know that he was not allowed to stop around that area.

My question is should he appeal the newbie way or should he say he is a licensed taxi that picked up a passenger because I’ve read that taxis are allowed to pick up but not wait.

Red lines are used on some roads instead of yellow lines. In London the double and single red lines used on Red Routes indicate that stopping to park, load/unload or to board and alight from a vehicle (except for a licensed taxi or if you hold a Blue Badge) is prohibited. 

This is from the Highway Code not sure if it apples here tho because it mentions London.
The time stamps on the pictures show him stoping for less then
10 seconds and the passenger was from a concert which took place on a field near the airport. 

The pictures are from cctv recordings and they show the passenger getting in to the car so he can’t say it was an emergency stop.

will appreciate any advice.

Thank you


  • Umkomaas
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    Use the NEWBIES FAQ Announcement, first post, initial appeal template. 

    The private parking industry is totally unregulated. Your son cannot 'read-across' what goes on public roads and hope it applies on private land. Especially as the airport's land is 'not relevant land' for the purposes of keeper liability under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, the last thing your son should be doing is telling VCS that he was the Uber taxi driver on the day!
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask. .

    I provide only my personal opinion, it is not a legal opinion, it is simply a personal one. I am not a lawyer.

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  • Coupon-mad
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    edited 11 July at 3:44PM
    He was bound to get a PCN by doing that but none of us will tell him to pay it.

    He does need to learn where he can and can't pull over though or his livelihood will be ruined by PCNs. Never stop in double red lines. Nor in bus stops. Ever.

    Please make sure a professional driver (all drivers in the family) know the rules:

    He can certainly pick up and drop off passengers on double yellows, as anyone always can (because that's exempt). Same for a single yellow line.  Surprisingly some people don't know that's OK, even older drivers.

    But not double reds lines. Not bus stops, nor on zigzags next to a school or pedestrian crossing. Airport Roads always have double reds. You don't stop there.

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