COMMENT: PARKING TICKETS RISE BY 1 MILLION IN THE LAST YEAR
It has today been revealed that the number of parking tickets given to drivers has risen by almost one million in a year. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com advises drivers how they can avoid the arduous costs of parking.
“Drivers are continuing to be stung by lack of parking space availability. The fact the number of parking tickets issued has increased nearly 20% proves more needs to be done to help motorists from becoming victims of hefty fines. And the bill the government are backing to introduce a new code of practice for the private parking industry could be a positive step forward.
“Our research shows the average driver will rack up almost £10,000 worth of parking charges and fines over a 25-year period - £6,952 of which is spent on car park fees alone.
“Those who feel a parking ticket has been issued unfairly should challenge it and report any unclear parking signs to the local council to help other drivers in the future. Drivers should use our guide for all advise on how to appeal a parking fine.”
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