PARKING MACHINES THAT WILL NOT ACCEPT CERTAIN COINS? Jan 7, 2015 1:27:59 GMT
Post by Administrator on Jan 7, 2015 1:27:59 GMT
Ok, I tried to park at a regular street side place in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. I went to put in 50p but it kept spitting it back out. I checked the machine & it stated it does take 50P. So I went to a shop across the road & swapped my 50p for a different one. I tried that one & nope... It came back out again! Hmmm. I only had £1 coins so i was forced to put in more parking time than I needed. (I was actually on the way to the police station)
I did think this unusual at the time.
So a month or two later I am in Huddersfield Town centre and I am having the same problem (I was going to the library, by the way the town centre library does not do 5p discount on photocopies yet all other libraries in Kirklees DO do 5p discount on photocopies so theres another scam in town) But anyway... The machine was not accepting my 50p coins.
I would like everyone to keep a look out for parking machines that do not accept certain coins so you have to put in more money than you need (£1)
As I am interested to find out if there is a pattern in this across the country. The meters are quite new so I can not see a reason why they would be faulty. Could it be possible this is a scam to get £1 out of you instead of 50p?
In this instance I have no further evidence to say what I am suggesting it true, which is why I ask you take note and be aware of this potential trick. The facts from all other scams that are backed by 100% evidence leads be to believe that the council "WOULD" do this scam.
I had a conversation today with a guy who said he PAYED for parking on the exact same street that my 50p was spat out in Dewsbury, yet he STILL got a parking ticket & he was within the time limit. The council made an excuse that his time was not properly visible, yet when he produced the correc ticket they still would not drop the fine and in fact it doubled! And he ended up paying twice as much. - Also this story is true because he told me about it before i even mentioned the 50p incident, and it was interesting it was the exact same street! I REALLY BELIEVE that these people are operating fraudulent systems and are not authentic. I do think some of the council staff are honest but just dont realise that their colleagues are doing this type of thing.
When I complained for example to Chorley council the lady did seem genuine but she had to follow procedures. Its the People who set up these systems (Police & council fat cat's)and some of the operators and Wardens. Often they have a "other company" on contract that deals with the fines and the very awkward procedures are there to put people off bothering following it up.
This is not unlike the Court procedures for speeding fines where its always in a far away court (if it was in another county) and you cant have the hearing at a local court, so the expenses of traveling lawyers or the far away place puts you off bothering to fight it. Its all designed to work against you (if you care to follow up and examine the big picture)
I fined the council online (small claims site) for taking my ballot notices down and the case has been allocated to Northampton!!! so for driving fines I am certain the hearing does NOT HAVE TO BE in the same county as the offence and if they wanted to the hearing could be set at a court in your own county! But the central ticket office bureaus do not seem to do that!!!! is it because if its in their own county that they can protect their own little entrapment sites and the nice cash flow it affords their courts and CPS??
Sorry for mixing the topics into each other a bit.. I have so much to mention it just seem to add it when I remember things I wanted to say and it seemed appropriate here! lol. (I will do a proper section about the CPS and court side of it all. **It IS without a doubt set up to be against you from the start and prevent you from being sucessful in your opposition to the fines** - The ticket offices even have been perverting the course of justice in grandoise ways by abuse of process and legal abuse. I swear the evidence is there 100%! bear with me!