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Hi

 

This is my first post and was hoping someone could respond with some information to help me decide on my plan of action.

 

I recieved a £30 fixed penalty notice in relation to not displaying a current excise licence (section 33 (1) of the vehicle excise and registraion act 1994)

 

The penalty notice was issued by a police officer on 06-11-12 at 10.30pm in the car park outside my flat. The car park is owned by the housing association, not the local council of which I have a share (being an owner occupier).

 

The vehicle did have a current excise licence issued on 07-10-12 and had this in the vehicle. Although it had slipped out of its holder and was lying between the windscreen and the dashboard. I had not noticed this, as the vehicle had not been moved for over a week.

 

The vehicle is a registered disabled car used mainly to transport my disabled daughter about and was parked in her disabled parking bay and showing a current blue badge.

 

I must say that I was disappointed to find a ticket on my windscreen when I was putting my child on to her school bus in the morning of 07-11-12 and that the issuing officer did not check that a current excise licence was actulally issued and investigate matter a bit further.

 

I was thinking of appealing but need to go to court to do this. I am anxious that if I go to court I will end up with a much bigger fine for challenging it. I was hoping to get information to allow me to assess what my options are.

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Hello and welcome to CAG.

 

I'll move your thread to the DVLA forum here and hope the guys will be able to help you.

 

My best, HB


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Hi

 

This is my first post and was hoping someone could respond with some information to help me decide on my plan of action.

 

I recieved a £30 fixed penalty notice in relation to not displaying a current excise licence (section 33 (1) of the vehicle excise and registraion act 1994)

 

The penalty notice was issued by a police officer on 06-11-12 at 10.30pm in the car park outside my flat. The car park is owned by the housing association, not the local council of which I have a share (being an owner occupier).

 

The vehicle did have a current excise licence issued on 07-10-12 and had this in the vehicle. Although it had slipped out of its holder and was lying between the windscreen and the dashboard. I had not noticed this, as the vehicle had not been moved for over a week.

 

The vehicle is a registered disabled car used mainly to transport my disabled daughter about and was parked in her disabled parking bay and showing a current blue badge.

 

I must say that I was disappointed to find a ticket on my windscreen when I was putting my child on to her school bus in the morning of 07-11-12 and that the issuing officer did not check that a current excise licence was actulally issued and investigate matter a bit further.

 

I was thinking of appealing but need to go to court to do this. I am anxious that if I go to court I will end up with a much bigger fine for challenging it. I was hoping to get information to allow me to assess what my options are.

 

If this was a private car park, then the ticket is invalid. As far as I am aware a housing association car park is now private.

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The offence under s.33. Vehicle Excise & Registration Act 1994, is only committed if the vehicle is used or kept on a public road - a road repairable at public expense (Eng, Wales & N.Irl) or 'Road' as in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (Sco).

 

There is no requirement to display a licence if the vehicle is not on a public road.

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I agree, the penalty I assume is for failure to display on the public highway, a private car park clearly is not. I would appeal.

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I am beginning to suspect that the ticket may have been issued by a PPC and not a policeman. OP perhaps needs to upload scan of ticket for verification.

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Hi

 

 

I recieved a £30 fixed penalty notice in relation to not displaying a current excise licence (section 33 (1) of the vehicle excise and registraion act 1994)

 

The penalty notice was issued by a police officer on 06-11-12 at 10.30pm in the car park outside my flat.

 

I was thinking of appealing but need to go to court to do this. I am anxious that if I go to court I will end up with a much bigger fine for challenging it.

 

Certainley not issued by a Private Parking Company.


PUTTING IT IN WRITING & KEEPING COPIES IS A MUST FOR SUCCESS

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Certainley not issued by a Private Parking Company.

Until we see the ticket, who knows. What would a policeman be doing walking around a private car park as any policeman would know that most tickets they issued would be unenforceable. Doubt if a policeman would waste their time looking for traffic offences on a private car park anyway. :-D

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Until we see the ticket, who knows. What would a policeman be doing walking around a private car park as any policeman would know that most tickets they issued would be unenforceable. Doubt if a policeman would waste their time looking for traffic offences on a private car park anyway. :-D

 

Even the OP states it was issued by a Police Officer and (Fixed Penalty Notice?) Who else issues them?

 

If it was a private car park then yes the FPN would be invalid.


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