General Category => General No To Mob Discussion => Topic started by: javv5 on 29 November, 2019, 09:54:02 PM

Title: Parking Ticket From Harrow Council
Post by: javv5 on 29 November, 2019, 09:54:02 PM
So I pulled over in Kimberley Road, Harrow at 22:01 to drop 3 guys off so they could catch the train.  Appears I pulled into a Bus Bay and have been issued a "47:Stopped on a restricted bus stop".

It was very dark and I saw no signs that dropping off was not allowed.  There were no busses and the drop coudn't have taken longer than 10 seconds.

Here's the site in broad daylight -,-0.3383856,3a,75y,110.69h,88.44t/data= (,-0.3383856,3a,75y,110.69h,88.44t/data=)!3m8!1e1!3m6!1s8rELsKeZcwum-H_V1VJ_iQ!2e0!5s20121101T000000!!7i16384!8i8192

Appears there are 2 tiny signs at either end above eye sight.  Do I have a chance of agruing this?

Thanks in advance...
Title: Re: Parking Ticket From Harrow Council
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 30 November, 2019, 10:17:49 AM
Hello javv5 and welcome.

There are only 4 exceptions to the law which says that PCNs for PARKING cannot be issued using cctv to capture the offence and then issue you with a ticket by post. They are:

1. Parking on a red route
2. Parking in a bus lane
3. Parking on zig zag yellow lines outside a school
4. Parking in a bus stop

Unfortunately for you number 4 applies, and unless anyone on here can think of another way to contest this ticket, you might want to consider paying up.

However, for future reference (and you might want to tell your mates about this too), if you had stopped on any single or double yellow for 10 seconds to let your mates out, the only way they could issue a ticket would be if a traffic warden (civil enforcement officer) was standing right next to where you stopped and tried to slap a ticket on your windscreen.

Consequently, if you had stopped on any of the double yellows behind, in front of, or opposite the bus stop, you would have got away with it provided there was no traffic warden hanging round ready to pounce.