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    • st999
    • By st999 7th Dec 17, 5:03 PM
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    Leaving car park. Scotland
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:03 PM
    Leaving car park. Scotland 7th Dec 17 at 5:03 PM
    There is a large retail park with parking that has recently put up signs saying that if you leave the car park (leaving the car but walking away from the car park) you will be subject to a penalty.

    The retail park and car park is actually divided by a road.

    Numerous times I park the car and my wife goes to the shops where I park and I go to the DIY shop across the road.

    Or we park across the road and my wife goes to a supermarket which has it's own car park but it is easier to go to the retail car park if the supermarket car park is busy or there is a queue for the petrol station blocking the road.

    I then go to the DIY shop then sometimes across the road to the electrical store while my wife shops in the stores associated with the car park.

    Am I leaving the car park?

    And can they actually do anything other than stick bits of "useless" paper on your car and send threatening letters a few weeks later?

    St. Catherines retail park in Perth
    Last edited by st999; 07-12-2017 at 5:06 PM.
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 7th Dec 17, 5:07 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:07 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:07 PM
    if they know who the driver is , then yes they might issue a court case via the sheriff

    as there is no keeper liability in scotland and the keeper is unlikely to dob the driver in, they are usually up the creek with no paddle

    and proving somebody left the site is notoriously difficult to enforce anywhere in the uk

    if a CEO saw somebody leaving the site then that CEO should stop them and warn them of the possible consequences, which never happens (remember the bring your toothbrush case ?) , plus if it is NOT the driver then how can a driver be responsible ? the driver might be actually using the retailer in question, but not a passenger

    so sounds like empty threats to me
    Last edited by Redx; 07-12-2017 at 5:13 PM. Reason: spelling
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 7th Dec 17, 5:08 PM
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    • #3
    • 7th Dec 17, 5:08 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:08 PM
    Parking in Scotland is covered in the Newbies FAQ thread

    Everyone is politely asked to read up in the Newbies FAQ thread near the top of the forum before starting a new thread
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