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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 6th Mar 18, 9:59 PM
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    Trouble entering VRN for ANPR malmonitored parking
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    • 6th Mar 18, 9:59 PM
    Trouble entering VRN for ANPR malmonitored parking 6th Mar 18 at 9:59 PM
    I visited a hospital today that uses ANPR and pay on exit.

    I entered the VRN only to discover it was wrong, so I entered it again but taking absolute care that I put the reg in correctly.
    Three more times it appeared wrong.

    I eventually discovered that the cuff of my jacket was triggering the characters on the touch screen as I reached across to type.
    Imagine how many people just look at the keyboard when they type, and would then press the pay button.

    So now we have another reason why ANPR should never be used in car parks, and a possible reason why so many mistakes are made.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 6th Mar 18, 10:22 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:22 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:22 PM
    You should film yourself doing this, and send the video to the Parking Prankster!
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 6th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
    If it was an ANPR type car park , why did it accept a VRN of a non existent car?
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 7th Mar 18, 9:11 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:11 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:11 AM
    You should film yourself doing this, and send the video to the Parking Prankster!
    Originally posted by Coupon-mad
    I plan to on my next visit.

    If it was an ANPR type car park , why did it accept a VRN of a non existent car?
    Originally posted by twhitehousescat
    Precisely.

    The system unbelievably said, "you have 1 minute to exit the car park" once payment was made. It took us longer than that to walk to the car. The barrier wouldn't lift when we got there, and we had to press the call for assistance button. My Lovely Cousin was all ready for a rant but the barrier was raised without query.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 07-03-2018 at 9:15 AM.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 7th Mar 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 9:41 AM
    MPs are on your side WRT scam parking tickets at hospitals, however, this is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for minor breaches of contracts for alleged parking offences.

    Parking Eye, Smart and a smaller company have already been named and shamed, as has Gladstones Solicitors, and BW Legal, (these two law firms take hundreds of these cases to court each year). They nearly always lose) and have been reported to the regulatory authority by an M.P.

    The problem has become so rampant that MPs have agreed to enact a Bill to regulate these scammers. Watch the video of the Second Reading in the HofC recently.

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41

    and complain in the most robust terms to your MP. With a fair wind most of these companies may well be put out of business by Christmas..
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 7th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
    Watch the video of the Second Reading in the HofC recently.

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41

    and complain in the most robust terms to your MP.
    @TD - this is Fruitcake (forum stalwart with 41,000 posts to his name) who has started this thread, not some wet behind the ears newbie! He knows all this stuff.

    Twitchy hair-trigger finger on your copy and paste template on this one.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 7th Mar 18, 10:52 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:52 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 10:52 AM
    Oops, talk about teaching one's grandmother to suck eggs, sorry FC.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 7th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
    Oops, talk about teaching one's grandmother to suck eggs, sorry FC.
    Originally posted by The Deep
    No worries chap. I would rather be told twice about something important than not at all.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
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