Nearly three-quarters of parking fine appeals successful
The Association surveyed its members to gather information on issues such as parking fine hot spots, CCTV and PCN appeals.
Fifteen companies provided data about 32,633 parking fines they had received over a 12-month period. Of those appealed by FTA’s PCN Administration Service, almost three quarters were successful.
Natalie Chapman, FTA’s Head of Policy for London, said: “The results of the survey show the benefit to members of using our PCN Administration Service. Our knowledge and expertise can help them make huge savings on their expenditure on parking fines, as well as cutting down on administration costs.”
High streets were identified as the main hotspot for the issuing of PCNs, with the borough of Bromley topping the list. The most frequent reason for a ticket being issued was ‘stopped where prohibited’ – parking on a red route or clearway. Almost 36% of tickets were issued for this reason, with a further 33% handed out for parking or loading where restrictions are in force.
“Loading and unloading is an exemption to restricted street regulations – it’s allowed on single or double yellow lines for a maximum of 40 minutes. Often PCNs are issued incorrectly because the enforcement officer needs more training and doesn’t realise what’s permitted.
“Our PCN Administration Service can advise members when tickets have been issued incorrectly and should be challenged,” Ms Chapman added.
For more information, see: http://www.fta.co.uk/services/pcn_administration_service2.html