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Re: Proof that ANPR cameras in car parks don't work
« Reply #195 on: 11 February, 2020, 06:48:23 AM »

ANPR is not fit for purpose if it allows entry of a VRN it does not recognise.


Nurse's anger at £60 parking fine for making tiny mistake after gruelling night shift

Hull Royal Infirmary nurse Karen Stockdale was hit with the fine after parking outside a train station after a night shift. Parking firm Smart Parking have refused to cancel the whole fine.

Karen was hit with the barmy fine in January

A nurse has hit out at a private parking firm which slapped her with a £60 fine even though she paid for a ticket.

Karen Stockdale, 58, was charged after entering her registration details incorrectly following a gruelling night shift at Hull Royal Infirmary.

She was fined after parking at Paragon Station before a trip to see her brother in Norwich.

Karen claims she can prove she paid for the ticket, and says the car left within the allotted time.

But weeks later, she received a letter demanding she pay a £60 parking charge after she failed to enter her details correctly.

She told HullLive: “I’m fuming. I was getting a train and I’d just come from a night shift at the hospital.

“I put money in and thought I’d put the digits in and the ticket came out. I got the ticket and put it in the car and thought nothing of it.

“And then a few weeks later, I got the letter saying I was charged £60.

Karen kept the ticket as proof

"They know my car and they know my ticket belonged to it. Why allocate the ticket if I’ve not entered the registration?

“I’d normally just pay it but I’m that p****d off about it. I put the time in and they have footage of the car but it’s just because I didn’t put three digits in the machine.”

After receiving the charge Mrs Stockdale wrote back to Smart Parking to appeal the fine.

The firm acknowledged the fact that she purchased a ticket, and wiped £20 from the fine – but demanded that she pay the rest.

She added: “It was an honest mistake. It’s ridiculous."

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Re: Proof that ANPR cameras in car parks don't work
« Reply #196 on: 21 February, 2020, 08:54:11 AM »

PARKING MAD Furious dad hit with £70 parking ticket during son’s hospital visit because it took him 45 minutes to leave car park

James Gratton
20 Feb 2020, 15:03Updated: 20 Feb 2020, 15:03

AN OUTRAGED father has been hit with a £70 parking ticket after it took him 45 minutes to leave a hospital car park.

Scott Michael Clarke was visiting Lincoln County Hospital for an appointment for his one-year-old son who had broken his leg when he was struck with the harsh penalty.

Scott Clarke was fined £70 after being stuck in a queue to exit Lincoln County Hospital

The 31-year-old from Sleaford, Lincolnshire, paid £1.70 to park outside the hospital during the check-up, before returning with 30 minutes to spare.

But banked up traffic in the car park made it almost impossible to leave his space, with it taking 45 minutes to reach the exit where the automatic cameras recorded his registration.

He was shocked when he received the ticket last week, which stated he could face legal action if he failed to pay.

Scott said: "We got in the car with the ticket and went to leave but then that's when we noticed all the traffic.

The 31-year-old was taking his one-year-old son for an appointment after he broke his leg

"The main road was packed and not moving. It took us 45 minutes to get out of the car park.

"We didn't think anything of it as we had paid, but then a few weeks later we received the letter.

"We tried phoning but there was no way of calling them, so we sent a copy of the ticket and a letter to Parking Eye thinking it was all sorted until we got another letter."

Scott plans on fighting the ticket with the parking firm.

He said: "Getting the ticket in the first place when we know we paid and the fact that getting it was due to something out of control with the traffic is horrendous.

"I definitely believe the system needs changing because if it's happened to me, who else will be next?

'Some little, old lady that will just end up paying as she doesn't know how to use the internet and can't appeal."

A Parking Eye spokesperson said: "In this case the motorist was 28 minutes over the time purchased.

"We are not aware that there were any delays in exiting the car parks on this date.

"In the event that a motorist stays beyond their time purchased they are able to pay for additional time via the good2go website up to 24 hours after leaving the car park."


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