Should I fight this parking ticket?
By welland | Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 12:07
This unhappy Keynsham motorist has picked up a £70 fine for allegedly parking alongside a “dropped footway.”
Does this look like a "dropped footway" to you?
Again does this look like a "dropped footway" to you?
Now I always thought a dropped footway as it says on the ticket, or a dropped kerb was the light brown paving with bubbles to help the pedestrians cross the road.
It is fair to say also that you should not park where a dropped kerb serves an access to property.
But as you can see from the pictures it looks like the “dropped footway” is just an old pavement which has sunk slightly and I am not parked over the white line on the corner.
I am not blocking an entrance and there are no single or double yellow lines.
Even if guilty as charged does it merit a bigger fine than if I was speeding along Keynsham High Street at 70 mph endangering lives?
What do you think, have you been nabbed in Bristol like me by a Civil Enforcement Officer under 27 of the Parking Contraventions Act?
Do you think I should fight this charge,?
If cars were on the roads 150 years ago I am sure all motorists would have faced deportation to Australia.
I have 14 days to decide to appeal, please post your comments below..