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Your opinions: Now is the best time to appeal parking fines

PARKING TICKET: But will the driver who parked in the Sheepmarket in Spalding be appealing?

PARKING TICKET: But will the driver who parked in the Sheepmarket in Spalding be appealing?

There has never been a better time to appeal a parking fine, according to the British Motorist Protection Agency.

More than 10 million parking tickets were issued in Britain last year but POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals) have said that they have never been busier.

The parking Ombudsman, set up by the British Parking Association, say that some 25,000 appeals have been heard over the past year - half of which were successful and had the fine cancelled.

We took to the streets of Spalding to see what people thought of these latest figures.

Oliver Mcgill said: “If you get a parking ticket then you’re in the wrong and you should pay the fine – it’s as simple as that.”

Andy Bird said: “If I had parked somewhere where I shouldn’t have done then I would accept I was in the wrong and pay the fine, however if I hadn’t then I definitely would appeal.”

Diane Dawson said: “Good luck to those who do appeal. I think it really depends on where you’ve parked and if you are in the wrong or not.”

Thomas Booth said: “I’ve never had a ticket in the UK but if I did I wouldn’t appeal it simply because it really isn’t worth the hassle.”

Meanwhile, MoneySavingExpert.com is hitting back at private firms who are trying to stop people from knowing they have a right to dispute unfair parking tickets.

Martin Lewis, said: “Anyone slapped with an unfair ticket should take a stand.

“They have no right to fine you - it’s just an invoice and like with any invoice you believe you don’t owe, write back and politely explain why you won’t be paying the fine.”

 

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