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    • Castle
    • By Castle 8th Mar 18, 12:19 PM
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    40% of parking and bus lane fine appeals upheld
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    • 8th Mar 18, 12:19 PM
    40% of parking and bus lane fine appeals upheld 8th Mar 18 at 12:19 PM
    It's all about the money!
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    • StaffsSW
    • By StaffsSW 8th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
    That's specifically local authority tickets though, and BPA tweeted about it earlier today.

    I wonder if they realise that appeals that completed the POPLA process (57,703), 30,191 resulted in cancelled parking charges- 52%..... That's a lot of incorrectly issued tickets right there, isn't it?

    (2016-2017 POPLA figures - )
    <--- Nothing to see here - move along --->
    • The Slithy Tove
    • By The Slithy Tove 8th Mar 18, 1:11 PM
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    The Slithy Tove
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    • 8th Mar 18, 1:11 PM
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    They mentioned on the local radio that my local council comes near the top of those allowing appeals, particularly for first offences. Sounds incredible. Mind you, they also talked about bus lane fines. I am not aware of a single bus lane in the whole borough (not in the 3 main towns, anyway).
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 8th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
    Now if only there was a process where the councils had to pay out 100 per upheld appeal to the motorist as compensation

    Or a rule where any monies raised by parking tickets is diverted straight into a central government pot with the local authority not seeing any of it.

    Then the number of local authority parking tickets being issued will drop like a stone as the local authority suddenly finds their cash cow drying up, with the number of "we know this ticket is dodgy, but we will put it on the car anyhow in the hope the motorist doesn't appeal it" cases
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