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Parking Infringement Query

rosie_bubz 3 September 2008 57

So i have a dilemma and want to see if anyone can help

i recieved a parking infrigement on Tuesday, not sure if anyone knows the small carpark on Consitution Avenue opposite the CIT in Reid.

Anyway it is all day free parking, and many people drive up the curb to park because all the usual carparks are full. So on Tuesday I was one of these people, and I recieved a ticket.

However the person behind me and next to me were also these people and neither of them received a ticket, (unless they both walked to their car at lunchtime to take the ticket off their car which i highly doubt).

So I am just wondering why I would have recieved a ticket while no one around me did – why was i singled out??

There are also no signs in the carpark anywhere to suggest no parking or no standing etc..

Would anyone know if I can dispute this? I am not too cluey on road rules.


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frontrow frontrow 3:47 pm 09 Sep 08

One of the complicating factors in Canberra is the “nature strip”. It is possible that 1 car is in the car park and won’t be ticketed and 1 right next to it, but a little closer to the road, is on the nature strip and will be ticketed.

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 7:42 am 08 Sep 08

oh please…

Matt in the Hat said :

Sorry if I offended but it is quite obvious that parking up on the curb is illegal, in fact as illegal as it would be if you parked on the footpath or curb anywhere else

i wasnt offended its just your aditude, and as i said before THE WHOLE REASON I MADE THIS POST IS BECAUSE I DIDNT KNOW IF WHERE I PARKED WAS LEGAL OR NOT !!!!

someone please close this post

Matt in the Hat Matt in the Hat 2:04 am 08 Sep 08

oh yes …and by the way….remember the golden rule……i before e…except after C. So received is spelt “received” and not recieved.

TUT TUT…..Young people today!…Back to the three RRRs I say!

Love ….the Cat with the Hat

Matt in the Hat Matt in the Hat 2:01 am 08 Sep 08

Why would I be a “Twat” for taking a parking ticket to court and losing or is this and the inane “parking inspector” comment as far as your thought process reaches? Sorry if I offended but it is quite obvious that parking up on the curb is illegal, in fact as illegal as it would be if you parked on the footpath or curb anywhere else…..oh and by the way! You guessed wrong on both counts , so now who’s the bigger TWAT!

Nah…. Nah, Nah…… Nah…. Nah, Nah

vandam vandam 8:51 pm 07 Sep 08

I feel a bit sorry for Rosie, You know if parking wasn’t such a Cluster F*** in the first place, people wouldn’t be rushing to park in free area’s. With a public transport system that well and truely sucks, and a Govt that taxes tax, then creates new taxes to tax the taxes tax, who can honestly afford to spend upwards of $10 a day to park in the City, when one you can’t count on your car being there when you return to it after working ass off during the day.

Special G Special G 10:01 am 07 Sep 08

Sucks to be you Rosie_bubz. It’s your responsibility to know the road rules and comply with them. Other people were breaking the rules too is not a defence and shouldn’t be used as one.

Suck it up and pay your fine.

miz miz 9:32 am 07 Sep 08

Ring up BEFORE you officially say you want to dispute it, ie, go to court. If you have a good driving record with no history of fines, they are likely to waive the fine. Otherwise, Buckley’s I’m afraid.

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 8:51 am 07 Sep 08

Matt in the Hat said :

Sure you can dispute it. In fact take it to the Magistrate’s Court where you can admit you were in fact parking illegally and get a fine of $95 plus court costs of $50 plus a donation to the court fund of $59. OR….you could just pay the fine for being a twat in the first place and getting caught.

Take a glass of “HARDEN UP” my friend…you got caught. PAY THE BILL!!!!

calm down calm down, the whole reason of this post which you should know if you read it, is that i didnt know if i was illegally parked or not – hence i wrote a post asking for advice.
And how would you know the exact costs of this – i would say you have either had a parking ticket and taken it to court and lost, in which case you are a ‘twat’ or, you are a parking inspector yourself in which case you are an even bigger ‘twat’

Matt in the Hat Matt in the Hat 4:16 am 07 Sep 08

Sure you can dispute it. In fact take it to the Magistrate’s Court where you can admit you were in fact parking illegally and get a fine of $95 plus court costs of $50 plus a donation to the court fund of $59. OR….you could just pay the fine for being a twat in the first place and getting caught.

Take a glass of “HARDEN UP” my friend…you got caught. PAY THE BILL!!!!

Overheard Overheard 3:29 pm 05 Sep 08

That’s the sort of bizarre and inexplicable behaviour that back in the day used to go unpunished. Glad to see the brown bombers are onto it now. I’ve been almost snookered there due to the side-driveway parkers.

Unfortunately my car is a bit less of a bucket. My mitigation strategy was to leave my glove-box and console wide open as if to say, ‘Nothing to see here — move along’. And hopefully they’d glean from das blinken lightz that I have an immobiliser (sp?)

Danman Danman 3:10 pm 05 Sep 08

Dont park in the side driveway to that rex car park – I have seen may yellow letters under windscreens there.

Also to the bumbleheaded fool who essentially blocked exit for a third of the carpark – parking in the middle of the lower right exit when the far right exits are blocked – good work.

Rex is good for parks if you get there before 0715 these days – worked in civic for 3 years never paid parking..Broken glass does not dissuade me – its clear to see my car is a bucket with nothing worth stealing in it.

Overheard Overheard 2:16 pm 05 Sep 08

The car-park behind the Rex used to be my free ‘park and walk’ of choice when I worked on Barry Drive up to six years ago. It was 15 minutes from the Rex to Barry Drive.

One possible deterrent: the occasional patch of broken glass on the ground and a couple of times, multiple sheets of paper taped to trees with notes going postal about filthy ****** thieving ******* scum junkie bastard ******** ****holes who’d knicked their gear from cars. Never fell prey myself. You also had/have to be there pretty early. Some of the latecomers used to park in the most bizarre spots, and though I thought they were begging for tickets, I never saw one of those baby-sh!t yellow envelopes once.

vandam vandam 2:10 pm 05 Sep 08

Anything on the Western side? Thats a decent walk to wrok in Summer for those who work on the western side anyway!

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 12:43 pm 05 Sep 08

Overheard said :

rosie_bubz said :

yea the 2 cit car parks – the huge dirt one which is just one giant pothole, and the asphalt one on the side of cit towards russel are both $5 all day parking

And don’t you love playing ‘Working Parking Ticket Vending Machine Lotto’ there — which one out of four machines in a 500m radius is working this morning? Always fun when running late for work, and I saw many a student galloping around the pot-hole course, obivously running late for classes, trying to find a machine that was working.

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haha so true so true – well a least we know the reason its $5 a day

Overheard Overheard 9:57 am 05 Sep 08

rosie_bubz said :

yea the 2 cit car parks – the huge dirt one which is just one giant pothole, and the asphalt one on the side of cit towards russel are both $5 all day parking

And don’t you love playing ‘Working Parking Ticket Vending Machine Lotto’ there — which one out of four machines in a 500m radius is working this morning? Always fun when running late for work, and I saw many a student galloping around the pot-hole course, obivously running late for classes, trying to find a machine that was working.

They’d periodically shut the place down over the weekend for ‘maintenance’ and I’d rock back in on Monday, maybe having witnessed furious activity on the weekend if I happened to be in the area, only to stare at the surface and wonder what they’d been getting up to for the past 48 hours.

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 6:58 am 05 Sep 08

yea the 2 cit car parks – the huge dirt one which is just one giant pothole, and the asphalt one on the side of cit towards russel are both $5 all day parking

Overheard Overheard 11:50 pm 04 Sep 08

The pot-holed dirt car-park across the road from CIT mentioned above used to be about $5 when I was last a regular there, but it may have gone up since then.

vandam vandam 11:09 pm 04 Sep 08

Where exactly do you get $5 parking in the city?

I noticed the parking on London Cct, that was recently sold off on the Western side went up to $9 a day, and $7.50 for 4 hours. Simply outrageous.

rosie_bubz rosie_bubz 2:25 pm 04 Sep 08

yea i have already sent my letter with photos i took so well see what happens
i drove past the carp park today and there was a car park exactly where i was when i got the ticket..grrrrr so angry!!

Overheard Overheard 2:22 pm 04 Sep 08

rosie_bubz said :

yea i spose so… they will do anything to get you to pay, and i dont want to waste money on courts, oh well ill give it a crack

At least try the letter option. That doesn’t cost (except the 55c stamp) and they can only say no.

Only you wouldn’t want to pin your hopes on success. With one of the two Melbourne experiences I might have mentioned above, I was told by one of the three (count them) transit cops who materialised to deal with me that if I wrote a letter to such and such a bureau I’d more than likely get off (first offence and some diabolical mitigating circumstances). Ultimately it didn’t happen and I was quite surprised (though grateful for her candour (sp?)) that the woman in the Ombudsman’s office told me to probably not bother.

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