My first parking fine

Penalty charge notice beneath windscreen wiper blade

Today I received my first ever car parking fine. Bah!

I had been visiting my Great Aunt Mary in the Corstorphine Hospital with my Mum, when we got a call from my sister Jenni. She was also in Edinburgh buying some clothes for a job interview, and we needed to get Mum and Jenni together on Princes Street before the next bus left for the Scottish Borders. So I drove off, heading for the parking spaces up the centre of George Street.

“There’s one!” shouted Mum, and I duly and obediently pulled into it. But what I didn’t realise is that there are residents’ parking spaces on George Street, interspersed with the pay-and-display spaces and motorcycle spaces. And we didn’t leave Mum’s blue badge on the dashboard.

So I got a fine: £60.00, reduced to £30.00 if I pay it within 14 days. And Mum and Jenni missed the bus.

Double bah!

(This blog entry has been purposefully ante-dated, as I didn’t have my laptop with me when I was away.)

One thought on “My first parking fine”

  1. it is always worth arguing a parking ticket… sounds like you have reasons like familiar with the area but not recent changes to parking restrictions, in a hurry with elderly/disabled person, were with a blue badge user but forgot to display… also, if you respond within the 14days then the fine (if they don’t quash it) is still the £30 so nothing lost – worth a try … for example

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