Thursday, 9 December 2010

Case Study: Parking Ticket Rescinded - Leaves (Or Snow) On The Sign

In one case where a parking ticket was appealed against because of leaves covering the road traffic sign indicating restricted parking, the appeal was allowed.

The appellant, issued with a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) for parking in a restricted area appealed on the ground that the signs had been obscured by foliage and therefore not visible.
The Adjudicator found that, while the sign in question was in good condition it was insufficiently visible during August (the time of the alleged contravention - when the trees were in full leaf) to alert the appellant, a visitor to the area, to the presence of a restriction. The appeal was allowed.

Drivers may do well to use this case for snow-covered signage if unlucky enough to receive a ticket.

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