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Old 19-08-2010, 20:58
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Hey,

Basically, my auntie was parked somewhere and she was over by 5 minutes. The ticket man was there taping in at his portable device however he did not issue an actual ticket on the car. So my auntie drove off.

But, even though a ticket was not issued onto the car on site and my auntie drove off, does this mean a ticket will be issued remotely. By that I mean, will she get one in the post? Like you would for a speeding fine?
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Old 19-08-2010, 21:06
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No, doesn't have to be on the car. Yes, it can just appear in the post.

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Old 19-08-2010, 21:06
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As far as I am aware they can send the ticket in the post if you drive away (or possibly not send the ticket, but instead issue a Notice To Owner - not sure on that).
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Old 19-08-2010, 21:09
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Was the car parked on a council run site or a private site such as NCP?
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Old 19-08-2010, 21:11
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As far I know, a ticket issued by a parking warden has to be attached to the vehicle (quite often they take a photo of the ticket on the car to prove it was), however if you are caught on a CCTV camera (fixed or mobile) they can issue the fine through the post.

As it happens, I am waiting for one to drop through my letterbox - pretty sure I got caught by a mobile camera car, I was parked partly on a double yellow, so I have nobody to blame but myself.
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Old 19-08-2010, 21:24
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http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/no-d...tickets/225123
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Old 19-08-2010, 22:43
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If it was being issued by a legitimate warden, then they won't be able to prove that the ticket was issued correctly so I'm pretty sure they won't pursue it.
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Old 19-08-2010, 22:46
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If it was being issued by a legitimate warden, then they won't be able to prove that the ticket was issued correctly so I'm pretty sure they won't pursue it.
That's what I hoped too. But it fell through my letterbox anyway. I drove off before she could attach it and it still came. I was hoping they wouldn't pursue it, but they did.

That was the most expensive piss I ever had. Avoid the Upper Richmond Road folks.
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Old 20-08-2010, 05:28
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No there doesnt have to be a ticket on the car, the Traffic Warden can just log it down as a drive off.

There doesnt have to be any photographs taken either although the ticket does have more chance of standing if the warden has taken a few photos.
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Old 20-08-2010, 05:47
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As above. I got a ticket put on my car but it obviously blew away or was nicked by someone because 2 weeks later I received a reminder for the original ticket (which I had obviously not seen!),
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Old 20-08-2010, 06:36
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It used to be that if you drove off before they put it on then it was void, but these days they don't have to! However as another poster has stated, unless they have photographic evidence, then it's fairly hard to prove.
I've arrived at my car with a "civil enforcement officer" standing there writing the ticket, I apologised for being late back, said that I understood if he couldn't, but would greatly appreciate it if he'd cancel it, "no problem" was the answer, and he walked off to find his next victim.
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Old 20-08-2010, 08:30
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Was the car parked on a council run site or a private site such as NCP?
This is an important question: if it's a private site then it doesn't matter if the "ticket" was stuck to the car, posted to the driver, or wrapped round a tennis ball and thrown into a lake - you can still ignore it as it's merely an unenforcable invoice.
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Old 20-08-2010, 10:00
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That's what I hoped too. But it fell through my letterbox anyway. I drove off before she could attach it and it still came. I was hoping they wouldn't pursue it, but they did.

That was the most expensive piss I ever had. Avoid the Upper Richmond Road folks.
Yeah, it depends how far into the ticketing process they've gone. My understanding is that if they can prove that the car was parked for longer than 5 minutes with no sign of loading/unloading.......or at the very least have a photo of the car in an area where even loading/unloading isn't permitted (i.e. a red route in London), then they can issue the ticket.

I've contested my fair share of parking tickets and once, I even actually took one to a tribunal.....and won!
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Old 20-08-2010, 11:20
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This is an important question: if it's a private site then it doesn't matter if the "ticket" was stuck to the car, posted to the driver, or wrapped round a tennis ball and thrown into a lake - you can still ignore it as it's merely an unenforcable invoice.
Exactly, will have to wait on the OP responding.
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Old 20-08-2010, 13:41
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Yeah, it depends how far into the ticketing process they've gone. My understanding is that if they can prove that the car was parked for longer than 5 minutes with no sign of loading/unloading.......or at the very least have a photo of the car in an area where even loading/unloading isn't permitted (i.e. a red route in London), then they can issue the ticket.

I've contested my fair share of parking tickets and once, I even actually took one to a tribunal.....and won!
Yes, you're right. The lady who printed the ticket out was nearly finished when I drove off - so she must have gone too far to stop it.

I have never contested a ticket. I'll give it a go next time
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Old 20-08-2010, 13:56
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I've contested a council ticket when the ticket was missing from the car (my OH had borrowed my car and parked it outside his flat in a residents bay without a permit displayed) and they agreed to waive it as a one-off as he was a resident and did have a permit.
Then they kindly informed me that my car had also received a ticket in the same place for the same reason 2 months before (again no ticket on the car) and the fine was now 120!
I asked very politely if I could transfer the one-off waiver to the older ticket and they agreed. Then I only had to pay 25 for the new ticket (or rather OH did!).

Sometimes they'll be reasonable, as long as they don't think you're taking the p1ss
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