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Fined for stopping in a bus stop. On Christmas Day. With no buses running.
Fredd
post Tue, 6 Feb 2018 - 21:27
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Leicester City Council are apparently showing all the sensitivity, compassion, and unerring ability to turn a potential good news story into a PR disaster one has come to expect of petty council bureaucrats, by insisting on fining a driver who had stopped to help a homeless person. Because it's apparently dangerous to stop at that bus stop when you're not a bus, even on Christmas Day when there are no buses, and hardly any other traffic either. blink.gif


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post Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 09:51
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QUOTE (freddy1 @ Fri, 9 Feb 2018 - 21:40) *
the keypad on the terminal has a digit that is not used on UK reg cars

Assuming you're talking about this particular case, both '0' and 'O' are valid characters in GB VRMs.

Also many if not all councils have arrangements to issue parking permits for foreign-registered vehicles - generally only for an interim period while the vehicle is being re-registered with DVLA, but their systems still have to be able to cope with non-UK VRM formats.


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post Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 10:09
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"I have asked the manager in charge of the admin staff who process the permits to remind them that British vehicle registration numbers do not end in a number but a letter, to avoid this happening again."

It's hardly surprising that the staff make mistakes if they get advice like this.
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post Sun, 11 Feb 2018 - 11:05
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Or he could simply have wiped some snow from the windscreen and had a look, or perhaps that's not in his manual, or someone else's fault. Or a database error.

But not the CEO, its never their fault.


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post Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 15:47
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QUOTE (Fredd @ Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 15:14) *
Well, that was quick - it seems even in Leicester someone has a scrap of common sense if you go high enough up the tree.

this is actually the same person who originally made the 'dangerous' claim.

Presumably enough people told him he was being a muppet for him to take notice.
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post Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 22:42
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QUOTE (bill w @ Thu, 8 Feb 2018 - 01:04) *
Not Sheffield, that's for sure.
The thread on my local forum ran to 9 pages on why Bus Lanes were enforced on Christmas Day; again, no buses running.

It seems they issue about 7 or 8 tickets per Christmas Day, unlike bank holiday Mondays, which are rather more lucrative; I think just over 3 times as many folk get done on a BH Monday as do on a normal working Monday.


Apparently I was misinformed, according to the local rag, 141 tickets issued on Christmas Day for bus lane contraventions.
I guess 4 grand covers the CCTV operators wages even at triple time. wink.gif
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post Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 10:13
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There is the one obvious question on why a council feels the need to issue PCNs when buses aren't running..... the answer to that is cash, not need or traffic management.
And the second obvious question about why 141 people felt the need to drive in a bus lane anyway?
But the comments are as clueless as always.....
"Just pay it back at a pound a month you haven't refused to pay it so they can't touch you for it...." uhm, wrong, £30 at discount becomes £60 at full wack, becomes £90 at CC stage and then bailiffs appear with their costs
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