7 July 2017

Warning PCN

This parking deserves a warning PCN
The above example picture isn't from the client who contacted Mr Mustard today with whom this short but rapid this exchange of emails took place:

I have a question regarding a parking ticket I was issued yesterday.
I was little over blocking a drive (the car was still able to get out) however I was issued with a PCN.

The amount on the ticket is £0.00

Have you ever dealt with this peculiar situation before?

I am not sure what to do, as even on line the ticket is on the Barnet council website with pictures but again there is no payment due.

I was driving a hire car so maybe that is reason...?
Please advise as to what is best to do.

Many thanks in advance for your fantastic work!

That is easy. The ticket code probably has a W next to it and that stands for warning. That is a sensible approach by the traffic warden, to mark your card for you as to your mode of parking so that you don't do it again.

All you need to do is to park more considerately (ouch!) in future. Imagine you are the person trying to back out of the drive in question. How much space would you like?

If only the council would do this more often or perhaps they are doing?

It is irrelevant whether the car can get in or out of the drive you are over-hanging, all that matters is whether or not any part of your car is adjacent to, i.e. abuts, the part of the kerb where the pavement or crossover and the carriageway are level with each other.

That's brilliant!

Just seen there is only 'W27 Parked in a special enforcement area adjacent to a foot way, cycle track or verge lowered to meet the level of the carriageway'

I definitely will be more careful next time!!

Thanks for your speedy response

Enjoy the sunshine!

Councils who want to educate motorists to not park in contravention such as adjacent to dropped kerbs and/or on the pavement when not allowed would do well to issue more of these warning PCN along with leaflets explaining what you did wrong and what to do in the future. It would hammer their income but if they want to keep saying that the ideal is zero PCN then they need to start educating motorists about common errors.

Warning PCN are issued for the first 28 days at newly under camera moving traffic locations in Barnet (14 days is the minimum required) so if you consistently turn left where you shouldn't and a camera is installed you should get a warning to change your behaviour before you are shelling out £130 a day (if you cheat every day on your commute).

So if you get a Warning PCN you now know what to do, take a look in the mirror and change your behaviour.

Yours frugally

Mr Mustard

1 comment:

  1. Or motorists can read the Highway code.


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