7 April 2017

Proportionality - or, the cost of one small misjudgment?

So you come home from wherever, there is just about enough space in the residents bay for you but because you don't want to crowd the car in front, so you leave a little bit of your own car hanging out the back of the bay. Then you don't move your car. When you see it 5+ days later, it has 2 PCN on it and the council tell you about the other two when you phone up. One PCN is for being outside the bay which is £60 and the other 3 for being on the single yellow, at £110 each.

How many penalties should the motorist have to pay? 1, 2, 3 or 4 or zero?

Mr Mustard advises you to squeeze into the bay even if you only leave the car in front of you a little space, provided they have at least a foot at the front.

Yours frugally

Mr Mustard

1 comment:

  1. Looks a pretty good example of de minimis meets council ruthlessness, venality and rapacity. If the car never moved it is surely a single contravention, and would be decided as such.The penalty is wildly disproportionate, but of course this is Britain in the 21st century !!


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