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Ban All Cars

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"...has this to do with parking fines and clamping, you may well ask? Well, let me explain. ~ ~ In most of the Tuscan towns and cities, such as Sienna, Florence, Pisa, etc, there is a blanket ban on motor vehicles within a designated radius of their city centres. Granted, this is not so much a response to traffic and parking problems as it is to their ancient buildings quite literally crumbling before their eyes due to pollution from the cars. But ..." Read review
25.01.2002

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Community Level 5jpass

jpass

Are you appealing...

Advantageslooses you nothing, you may get your money back

Disadvantagestakes time and thought

"...the idea of paying for parking when I knew it was going to cost us over £10 for our swim (and that is with a child under two who is free). My husband got out of the car and went to buy the parking ticket. He returned a couple of minutes later clutching a ticket with a bemused look on his face. The parking charges were £1 an hour and realising that we would need about two hours for our swim, my husband had put £2 into the machine. The machine had ..." Read review
04.04.2002

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Park this!

AdvantagesYou can appeal

DisadvantagesHow come only really nice cars have disabled parking permits?

"...If you are breaking a parking or driving violation you can automatically be issued with a ticket through the post. This is a real result for local councils and they are going to rake it in even more. Not only can they cut back the wage costs of wardens and parking attendants, now titled the more sinister 'Enforcement Officers', the cameras can also flash you when you don't know it. You could be sitting on a double yellow to pick up the misses or drop ..." Read review
18.07.2010

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Community Level 3neiltom88

neiltom88

Nightmare parking

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Disadvantagesextortionate fines

"I understand that parking restrictions and fines need to be in place, especially in city centres, as it would cause chaos on the roads. However, I do feel that I must vent some of my anger on the way my Local Authority in Bristol works in terms of parking. The charges for parking are astronomically expensive if you wish to park in the centre of Bristol. I often see traffic wardens hunting around in 'packs', prowling by cars on parking meters so ..." Read review
21.08.2001

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Support Your Local TRAFFIC WARDEN

AdvantagesPark sensibly to avoid a parking ticket...

Disadvantages...and be nice to your local parking enforcement official

"...drive in London. Furthermore, specific parking regulations and methods of enforcement vary from area to area. The pointers I'm about to give are particularly relevant to parts of West London - however, the basic guidelines should follow. I know a TRAFFIC WARDEN (well, he's actually called a 'parking attendant', and I'm actually married to him) (cue dramatic, dark music here) (Americans, read Parking Enforcement Officer). I therefore know something ..." Read review
16.07.2002

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Community Level 2theforce

theforce

You get what you deserve

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesDanger to other road users

"...of whinging about the whole parking fine issue these days. True, parking in towns and cities can be a nightmare, but forward planning can make all the difference. If you know that parking is going to be a problem, why don't you consider going early in the morning or last thing in the day, when the cities will be quieter. Have you considered using public transport at all??? The opinion seems to be that parking fines are unjustified. I reckon that ..." Read review
17.08.2000

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Community Level 1joe1979

joe1979

APPEAL, APPEAL, APPEAL

AdvantagesGET YOUR OWN BACK

DisadvantagesYOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE

"Parking wardens, you either love them or hate them and i hate them. I live in central london and my local council has decided to contract out there parking services to NCP a private company, since that time they have been swarming local streets in clamp van's and tow away trucks. I myself was almost targeted by these council approved cowboys. One morning a was just about to walk outside my door to go to work when i heard the sounds of a truck and ..." Read review
15.02.2004

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Community Level 3Maglette

Maglette

Very Appealing

AdvantagesIts better than attacking the traffice warden

Disadvantagesnone

"Parking tickets are my pet hate! I agree that parking is a major problem in a lot of communities and there has to be strict control over this. I see this, as a small part of a major transport problem in towns and cities, which no doubt I will write an opinion on in the near future. However there are times when tickets are issued, it would seem, in a fairly harsh manner by some traffic wardens. I am sure most of us who have been at the recieving ..." Read review
30.10.2002

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Community Level 1rehmankhan

rehmankhan

Traffic wardens get more powers

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesExtorting money from motorists

"...from a place where a parking ticket could have been issued to them, but had still not been written. It is a common practice that seeing a traffic warden near their car, the motorists run to their vehicle and drive off from the place. This prevents the traffic warden to issue a PCN to a motorist. But now new rules have been prepared under which traffic wardens who have begun preparing a PCN will still be able to complete the same and send it to the ..." Read review
13.06.2006

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Community Level 1Clamped

Quick review of Parking Fines and Clamping

"Beware shoppers to Lidl, Oxford Road, Reading. I have just been clamped and ordered to pay £147.75 to have it removed. My crime was to call at a local shop prior to doing my weekly shopping at Lidl. It took all of 15 minutes. May I suggest to Lidl that they install parking meters whereby the cash is refunded when paying for shopping in-store. Meadway in Reading have this system and it works well. Look out Lidl, TESCO OPEN SOON - watch this space. r,called at the shop , returned to the car park at 11.00am. to do my shopping. In the fifteen minutes I had been away my car had been clamped the tow truck was in situ
30.11.2007

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Community Level 1uxbridge

uxbridge

clamping

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesFeel like kickin his head in

"...received a clamp by FRONTLINE PARKING SERVICES and a £300!!! fine to release the clamp and i would have to pay by cash only. As i am a student this is very expensive for me, i was trying to explain the situation to the person who clamped the car clearly stating that the sign they have is not clearly visible ( one was behind a satalite dish) and i was told too shut up otherwise the price would go up. i wouldn't be writing this review if i thought i ..." Read review
12.09.2007

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Community Level 1453822

453822

Parking robbery

Advantagesnone

DisadvantagesRobbery without any recourse to the law

"...to look for them got parking ticket for parking on yellow lines even though all other cars were. Following week son goes back to market and parks in an office park (sunday, no-one there) but got towed away, (didn't see miniscule notice) To get the car back had to ring mob number and we were not allowed to collect it then charged £375 to get it back. We are very upset and feel we have been robbed twice as these rogues seem to be legalised thieves. ..." Read review
08.05.2007

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