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PCN wrong registration number, what to do?, Got a parking ticket today with the wrong registration number on, what
Newts1987
post Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 20:57
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Hi All,

So A driver of a car was a bit of a numpty today and bought car parking in the wrong car park location. Both car parks are managed by RingGo and side by side. When The driver got back to the car It had a PCN on it, The driver immediately thought They could explain the situation and show them the receipt for payment and maybe they would let them off (naive maybe??) but then the driver noticed there was a error on the PCN and that whoever issued the PCN had recorded the registration number with one incorrect letter.

Can this work to the drivers advantage in any way? Any advice on what to do?

The company who issued the ticket are PPS.

Thanks in advance!


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post Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 21:27
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PPS is a nasty little company

Do you mean that you entered the wrong registration when you paid for the parking ?
In my view, the requirement to enter the full registration is an unfair contract term because it has a hidden purpose
The last three letters easily identify the vehicle and the requirement has no purpose other than to increase the possibility of an error
It exposes the driver to a grossly disproportionate penalty for an error that can easily result from a sticking keypad

Are both car parks managed by PPS ?
If it's possible to make a wrong carpark mistake, the signs must have been inadequate

Don't appeal a windscreen ticket unless it's a lease, hire or company car
Wait until you receive a Notice by Keeper by post so that it can be inspected for errors

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Newts1987
post Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 22:10
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QUOTE (Redivi @ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 22:27) *
PPS is a nasty little company

Do you mean that you entered the wrong registration when you paid for the parking ?
In my view, the requirement to enter the full registration is an unfair contract term because it has a hidden purpose
The last three letters easily identify the vehicle and the requirement has no purpose other than to increase the possibility of an error
It exposes the driver to a grossly disproportionate penalty for an error that can easily result from a sticking keypad

Are both car parks managed by PPS ?
If it's possible to make a wrong carpark mistake, the signs must have been inadequate

Don't appeal a windscreen ticket unless it's a lease, hire or company car
Wait until you receive a Notice by Keeper by post so that it can be inspected for errors



Poor explanation by me, the PCN has one incorrect letter in the registration. So The PCN has therefore been issued to a different car other than the car it was placed on

I hope that makes sense.

Thanks


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Macapaca
post Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 22:33
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Assuming that you mean that this is a windscreen PCN then you basically do nothing. They don't know who the driver was and when they try and chase the RK they will most likely end up in the wrong place! Their stupid error.
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Newts1987
post Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 05:16
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QUOTE (Macapaca @ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 23:33) *
Assuming that you mean that this is a windscreen PCN then you basically do nothing. They don't know who the driver was and when they try and chase the RK they will most likely end up in the wrong place! Their stupid error.



Yes that’s right, it’s a printed paper ticket. Would they not have photographed the reg plate and at some point realised there error and find my details?

The driver is all for ignoring the ticket, but the driver wants to be sure if they track me down that there mistake is a reasonable excuse for ignoring the ticket.

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Redivi
post Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 08:08
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Premier probably did photograph the car but it's not much help to them

The registration number may belong to a genuine vehicle
You can easily check this on the DVLA or even Halfords websites

If so it will be some time before Premier discovers the mistake

If it doesn't belong to a vehicle, Premier will recheck the pictures and may issue a Notice to Keeper
The PCN and the NtK won't match so they won't be able to recover payment fom the registered keeper if they don't know who was driving

They will also have to follow the British Parking Association appeal process including an independent appeal to POPLA
This will be an easy win

Keep the PCN safe
Premier has a track record of sending fake documents to POPLA

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post Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 09:18
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They won`t know the driver, so edit your post also and do not give any indication who may have drove the vehicle refer only to "the driver" did this or that.
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