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    • Trifled
    • By Trifled 15th Jan 20, 4:31 PM
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    Poor Signage - single yellow line
    • #1
    • 15th Jan 20, 4:31 PM
    Poor Signage - single yellow line 15th Jan 20 at 4:31 PM
    Had a notice of rejection of challenge from a council.
    My question is.. is there any point in taking it to appeal?

    My argument was:

    Parked on single yellow line because
    1. there were cars parked the whole length of the road (with no tickets)
    2. the signs I could see clearly stated 2 hours parking allowed

    Came out of cafe to council PCN on windscreen.
    Looked at the other cars. No tickets. ??
    No blue badges, no-one loading.

    I found a little yellow sign high on a telegraph pole, slightly faded and twisted. The signs I had read were for the other side of the road. (a lot of assumptions made by me, I know).

    I know yellow lines are restricted
    I know number 1 above means nothing, but because I read the signs and saw all the cars parked there, it seemed obvious that it was OK to park there for 2 hours (particularly if one is a bit divvy for various reasons). In my defense, it was also pouring with rain.

    So, the only possible legal argument could be the positioning of the sign (one would have to be standing in the road to read it) and the size of the lettering - for busy roads the TRGDS state bigger lettering should be used).

    What say you? Pointless and pay the smaller amount of 45?

    Can attach pics if its not a clear cut "don't be silly".

    Many thanks
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 15th Jan 20, 6:14 PM
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    The Deep
    • #2
    • 15th Jan 20, 6:14 PM
    • #2
    • 15th Jan 20, 6:14 PM
    This forum only deals with private parking tickets, please repost on peppipoo.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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