CAR EXPERTS have shared top tips to fight parking tickets as private firms are now dishing out 30,000 fines every day.
圣诞节 shoppers are being warned to take extra care where they park amid reports of private parking companies issuing record numbers of fines.
Car experts from Quotezone.co.uk have urged drivers to check restrictions before a shopping trip.
The huge number of fines equates to one every three seconds with private operators set to make £1 billion in revenue through parking tickets alone.
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The most important part of getting a parking ticket is to not ignore the fine.
Doing so may result in a serious increase in the fine, debt enforcement action, or even a court order.
It’s worth knowing what type of parking ticket is because formal bodies and private companies have different appeal procedures.
Acting quickly can save you a lot of money – don’t miss out on the 50% discount by taking too long to pay.
It’s vital to have evidence to back up claims.
The easiest way to prove that no parking rules were broken is to provide photo or CCTV evidence.
If it’s not possible in certain situations to find photo or CCTV evidence, the next step is to provide any witness statements.
When illegal parking is excused by a medical emergency or condition, drivers should get a doctor’s note.
格雷格·威尔逊, founder of Quotezone.co.uk said: “Christmas is an expensive time of year and this December many families will already be stretching their budgets to the limit.
“The last thing anyone needs right now is a parking ticket when they’re buying Christmas presents for their loved ones.
“But with many car parks full in the run-up to Christmas, drivers are having to find somewhere different to leave their car and that could mean a private car park.”