A PARKING company has evaded an “unreasonable” £60 fine after claiming a retail employee had parked there for nearly 24 hours.
Ann Blower, 51, was outraged after she was fined at the UK Parking Control car park in Wolstanton Retail Park, Staffs.
She parked her car there twice in a 24-hour period last monthbut the company claims she was there for 21 hours and 41 minutes.
Ann visited the site on February 6 and 7, but believes the automatic license plate camera failed to catch her leaving.
She visited the site for gas and then returned the next day to buy groceries at the ASDA supermarket.
The retail employee was furious when she was fined, but tried to get the parking company to turn over after proving she had been elsewhere.
She told Stoke-on-Trent . Live: “I was completely shocked when I received the fine and it took me a bit by surprise.
“Then I thought how ridiculous, how can you spend more than 21 hours in a parking lot from a Sunday evening when the shops are closed. That makes me feel nauseous.
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“I was on my way to pick up my daughter from her father’s house in Talke. Given the current road work situation, I chose to go to the Asda gas station in Wolstanton before picking her up because I couldn’t go back.
“I turned up at the entrance to the gas station. When you get out of the gas station next to the cafe, you can’t drive into the parking lot past it so I don’t think there are any cameras.
“So if someone comes across a coffee shop or a gas station, they don’t leave.
“On Monday, I arrived in Asda Wolstanton around 2:30pm. I went a little further to the entrance between Asda and B&M.
“The second image on the penalty letter showing me leaving at 2.58pm is correct. But why doesn’t it pick me up when I enter the parking lot?
“They caught me entering on Sunday and leaving on Monday. They said I was there for 21 hours, 41 minutes”.
‘WORKS & INDUSTRY’
The UKPC has now written to Ann to apologize and remove the fine after she appealed the original decision.
In a letter, UKPC’s appeals department stated: “We appreciate the inconvenience this has caused you. We do not intend to cause undue anxiety and frustration in doing so. Enforce customer parking regulations.
“We have investigated the appeal based on the information you submitted and have confirmed that, in this case, the parking fee has been waived.
“We strive to provide a high-quality service that enhances the existing quality standards our clients demand and ensures our guards are rigorously trained to meet these standards. this standard of expectation.
“On behalf of us and our customers, we apologize for any inconvenience.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8467554/furious-fined-camera-blind-spot-won-challenged/ I was furious after being fined £60 when the camera blind spot failed to capture me leaving the parking lot