A HOSPITAL worker has been fined £100 because his tire was just above the line of a car park.
NHS worker Ed Smith was just slightly off-limits in the marked area HE owned when he was put in charge, just days before Christmas.
He left his BMW Series 1 in his private parking lot in downtown Birmingham before receiving his ticket on December 20.
But he explained that a small portion of his tire was slightly above the road markings because he was trying to leave space for his neighbour.
And the bay he is said to have entered is unused.
Ed was told the £100 fine would be reduced to £60 if paid within 12 days.
He said: “I was very upset and frustrated when I got the ticket.
“The bay next to me is unused and because parking is so tight, I try to get as close to the line as possible to give my neighbor as much space as I can.
“It seems ridiculous that parking an inch above the line will result in a £100 fine.”
The fine was issued by Premier Parking Enforcement LTD, who was contracted with the building management company Remus.
This is not the first time there have been controversial fines, and Ed thinks the companies involved are “making as much money as possible” from drivers.
“Residents pay the building management company to manage the parking spaces for cars they own – so far, the only people who appear to be getting tickets are residents who park large or small cars,” he said. no license.
“The enforcement company contracted to make sure the exits weren’t blocked and people who didn’t own the space weren’t allowed to park there, instead, they seemed to treat residents like a money cow and give fines for the smallest mistakes.
“Other residents have complained of rudeness and intimidation from enforcement officers, and frequently complain about tickets being given out under similar circumstances.”
Ed works at an NHS hospital and has provided care to patients throughout the pandemic.
He said: “Being fined £100 the week before Christmas for such a small mistake really makes you feel uncomfortable and cruel.
“I told Premier Parking this but they didn’t respond – they seem only interested in making money.”
This isn’t the first time Ed has fouled the overzealous parking company.
“I was previously fined after my license came off the windshield due to hot weather and fell off.
“Even though it was visible on the floor from the window and I informed them that I was a resident owning the parking space, they rejected my appeal and I had to pay £100.”
Senior parking enforcement agency a Remus was reached for comment.
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