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Sir Cliff Pipehard


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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 00:40:38 »


I've had a couple of these in the past and totally ignored them.

If you respond,then they know they've got a fish on their hook.

My advice would be to ritually burn the letter and repeat the phrase "I will not get done for this" over and over again,out loud to yourself for at least 10 minutes,the longer the better,with real conviction.

They normally send about 3 or 4 letters in total threatening court action/bayliffs/credit rating damage etc but hold your nerve,repeat the mantra,and they will leave you alone.
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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 09:49:36 »

I've had a couple of these in the past and totally ignored them.

If you respond,then they know they've got a fish on their hook.

My advice would be to ritually burn the letter and repeat the phrase "I will not get done for this" over and over again,out loud to yourself for at least 10 minutes,the longer the better,with real conviction.

They normally send about 3 or 4 letters in total threatening court action/bayliffs/credit rating damage etc but hold your nerve,repeat the mantra,and they will leave you alone.

Again I haven't got time to look, but recall that when it was being discussed to death up here someone pointed out that a legal test case recently has strengthened the hand of the parking companies somewhat?
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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 17:48:26 »

They have successfully sought court orders to pay the outstanding debt on many occasions, but if your case never makes it that far then the debt is relatively unenforceable.  It will depend on the situation as they only tend to push the ones to court where it is clear and obvious that the charge isn't a Penalty designed to make them some money.  Lets say you park in a privately controlled piece of land that serves the ER of a hospital - you may well lose that one given the intention of the charge is discourage people causing life and death issues.

If you were pinged for having a half visible ticket that did in fact cover the parking period, well, they won't push that one to court because the judge will rightly suggest a 100 quid charge is indeed a penalty in this instance as they suffered loss of infringement.

There is some very specific wording around time period within which they must serve notice, specifically where the driver of the vehicle is not know (which is most cases as they go by the vehicle reg).  If they don't manage to achieve that, they have zero case at all.
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« Reply #18 on: Friday, March 10, 2017, 16:42:21 »

Of course there is a trick to these ANPR parking systems... park your car,  unscrew your number plate and just carry your number plate passed the camera as you leave to do your shopping... the system automitally picks up your number plate, thinks you have left 2 minutes after you arrived... then, 6 hours later when your missus has spent all her money, drive your car out and reattach your number plate...
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« Reply #19 on: Friday, March 10, 2017, 16:43:11 »

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