Motorist claims ticket at Dean Clarke car park in Exeter was unfair
A motorist has warned people not to use a car park close to the crown court after receiving an "unfair" ticket.
The woman parked at the Dean Clarke car park and purchased an all-day ticket. After walking away she returned to her car after forgetting something and a parking attendant was already at her car.
She said: "This man was about to talk a photo of my car as he said I was slightly over the line. The lines are not clear down there but I said 'no problem' and moved it straight away. Nothing more was said and he walked away without giving me a ticket.
"It was no more than a minute after I had originally parked."
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Ms Short said she has received a Penalty Charge Notice for £60 if she pays within 14 days and £100 within 28. She has appealed the decision.
"I moved my car immediately and it would have been nice to tell me I was being given a ticket. At least I would have known. I would just warn people not to park there."
Several complaints over the practices of private parking firms such as PPS led the Express and Echo to establish our Fairfines campaign calling for an independent appeals procedure.
Last year the British Parking Association was asked by the Government to introduce the safeguard and the legislation came into force in October alongside a ban on clamping on most private land.
As part of our campaign hundreds of readers contacted us in support. The majority of complaints were regarding the activities of Premier Parking Solutions, based in Newton Abbot, with car parks in Dean Clarke House and outside Exeter Central Station particular trouble spots.