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      11-14-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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penalty charge appeal advice

Hi guys,

I know that this topic probably doesnt belong here. But I need your advice.
I got a PCN today for stopping for 13seconds on a white zig zag line !! It was late on, around 9pm so I wasnt obscuring any vehicles, I didnt get out of the car or did not pick up anyone.
I find it very very harsh !!!

I stopped a they managed to take 4 pictures. Last picture is only 13 seconds away already showing me leaving.

I want to appeal, but I dont know what to say so the PCN will be cancelled

Please help
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      11-14-2014, 05:26 PM   #2
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Hi guys,

I know that this topic probably doesnt belong here. But I need your advice.
I got a PCN today for stopping for 13seconds on a white zig zag line !! It was late on, around 9pm so I wasnt obscuring any vehicles, I didnt get out of the car or did not pick up anyone.
I find it very very harsh !!!

I stopped a they managed to take 4 pictures. Last picture is only 13 seconds away already showing me leaving.

I want to appeal, but I dont know what to say so the PCN will be cancelled

Please help

You will have to read few things on this forum.
http://forums.pepipoo.com/

Also if you scan and post your PCN (after deleting confidential stuff), you may get better response.

I hope yours was not similar to this

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...stice-Day.html
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How did you post that 5 minutes before you got the penalty?!
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      11-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #4
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How did you post that 5 minutes before you got the penalty?!
Because he received the PCN today but the offence was on a previous day at 9pm would be my guess.
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      11-14-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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Because he received the PCN today but the offence was on a previous day at 9pm would be my guess.
Haha, good point. I'm tired, sorry!
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      11-14-2014, 07:25 PM   #6
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yes, the offence was a week ago

I will post some pictures tomorrow .. too late now
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      11-15-2014, 05:09 AM   #7
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If zig zags for a crossing the offence is merely stopping .... and carries 3 points if the police issue you the ticket. It is not like a yellow band where you may get some grace for how long you are there. The rationale being it blocks a drivers view of a crossing as they approach it and they may miss someone waiting who then gets put at risk if they walk out - apparently ...

If it is a local authority and just a fine then that is better than the police dealing with it.
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What are your grounds for appeal? Where was the emergency that meant you had to stop there?

I'd just accept it, pay up and learn the lesson
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      11-15-2014, 06:38 AM   #9
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could you not say your car stalled?
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could you not say your car stalled?
Good point hahaha
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Don't mean to come across as unhelpful, but in my younger days growing up in Bolton, any officer of the law saw a car 'stopped' on white zig-zags, 3points and a fine....no questions asked. To be honest, I have no issues with that. They're there for a reason and that is to give motorists and pedestrians visibility of each other at road crossings. It's one I my gripes along with jumping red lights which I also see too often.

Wind the click forwards 20+ years and living in East London, I see car parked on zig-zags too frequently and it seems that a lot of officers (not all) don't give a hoot.

If you stopped for a valid reason ( assuming there is one possible) then no qualms in contesting it. Otherwise, as somebody mentions earlier.....see it as a lesson learnt.
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I- apparently ...
".....apparently...". ??

Not the sort of comment I'd expect from somebody like yourself
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      11-15-2014, 08:19 AM   #13
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".....apparently...". ??

Not the sort of comment I'd expect from somebody like yourself
Haha, I put apparently because it was something I have always been told but have never seen written down ... though it makes sense
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