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PinkPonce Posted on 1/10 14:56
Help Please - Fixed Penatly Notice - Bus Stop

Hi can anyone help please.

a guy at work has receive a fixed penalty notice for pulling into a bus stop to drop someone off.

He was in the bus stop for 7 seconds in total. Does anyone know anything about this and whether it is illegal. He didn't block any buses, and he stopped there becuase his local council has closed the drop off lanes at the station following the terrorist activity in glasgow.

The fixed notice is from his local council - Ealing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Mattyk50 Posted on 1/10 14:58
re: Help Please - Fixed Penatly Notice - Bus

pay it

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 1/10 15:05
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Some cockend started typing a ticket out for me, because I was sat in a deserted loading bay on Saturday eating fish and chips.

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PinkPonce Posted on 1/10 15:06
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matty - i'd expect better from you!!

anyone? If its not against the law then surely doesnt have to pay it. Its the first ive heard of it.

any driving instructors ??!!

Mattyk50 Posted on 1/10 15:06
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were they his fish and chips?

EDIT- to be fair ponce, it was a bit of tongue in cheek. But ive had a few that ive felt like contesting, but at the end of the day its better just to pay the £30 or whatever it is and save yourself the hassle and a larger fine!

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London_Boro Posted on 1/10 15:11
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Unless he was driving a bus there's not much he can do to be honest.

It's a stupid rule, it's not like he parked there and went to the shops is it! fookers!

TheNortonDog Posted on 1/10 15:11
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Ponce

Ealing are cheeky gits for this, they clocked my wife near Northfield. Similar story to the one you described. We challenged it but 'rules are rules' blah blah blah.

Best to cough up and save the angst....

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London_Boro Posted on 1/10 15:13
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Just tell them you didn't stop, you just slowed right down and your friend jumped out while you were still moving, so technically you didn't 'stop' in the bus stop. How can they prove your wheels were not moving unless they videoed you?

A long shot, but fook it...why not!!!

buttermyarse Posted on 1/10 15:18
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Illegal I am afraid...From the Highway code..


243
DO NOT stop or park

near a school entrance
anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services
at or near a bus or tram stop or taxi rank
on the approach to a level crossing/tramway crossing
opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
near the brow of a hill or hump bridge
opposite a traffic island or (if this would cause an obstruction) another parked vehicle
where you would force other traffic to enter a tram lane
where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles
in front of an entrance to a property
on a bend
where you would obstruct cyclists’ use of cycle facilities except when forced to do so by stationary traffic

schemeuk Posted on 1/10 15:21
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Ealing are twats - I once got a PCN which went to the PCP (Financier) of my then vehicle who had a policy of pay without question.

I never actually recieved a ticket, I remember seeing the Parkie tapping away on his hand held device as I drove away, but he must have just finished writing it out and chucked it on the floor!!

Link: These boys may be of help...

Beelzeebub Posted on 1/10 15:27
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Wasn't the fashion police was it Poncey?

Seriously, pay up is the best advice.

Fearless_Fish Posted on 1/10 15:39
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"on the approach to a level crossing/tramway crossing"

What if there's a train coming? Do you have to put your foot down and hope?

Fearless_Fish Posted on 1/10 15:39
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ddddoooouuuuuubbbbbbbbblllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeee

So funny I said it twice.

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Robbo1986 Posted on 1/10 17:25
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I got a parking ticket in Ealing for stopping in a loading bay while leaving loads of stuff at the charity shop opposite Old Orleans on Bond Street. The parking attendant told me to appeal!!

I did so, and after a bit of correspondence they dropped the charge and sent me a 'slap on the wrist naughty boy' type letter.

boroborob Posted on 1/10 20:20
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Somebody is talking carp. It takes far longer than seven seconds to write out a ticket. That's hardly enough time for them to pull out their little machine, let alone record details of the offense, car, time, print it, put it in the bag and stick it.

Kidsbelly Posted on 2/10 4:36
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Illegal I am afraid...From the Highway code..


243
DO NOT stop or park

near a school entrance
anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services
at or near a bus or tram stop or taxi rank
on the approach to a level crossing/tramway crossing
opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
near the brow of a hill or hump bridge
opposite a traffic island or (if this would cause an obstruction) another parked vehicle
where you would force other traffic to enter a tram lane
where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles
in front of an entrance to a property
on a bend
where you would obstruct cyclists’ use of cycle facilities except when forced to do so by stationary traffic

Although I couldd be wrong (I usually are!), the highway code does exactly what it says on the tin! It's a CODE for guidance, and not a set of rules (Rather like the green cross code)! So, therefore can you be prosecuted for disobeying?

Doctor_Mick Posted on 2/10 6:17
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The London Boroughs pull in millions from dumb phu­ckers who don't know where to park. One more good reason not to live in the dung heap.