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Towing cars from ACT Government Carparks?

By lore - 18 December 2011 22

I park my car in an ACT government carpark off Chandler Street in Belconnen. It’s $4.50 a day, and the cheapest parking near my work.

Friday afternoon I come to my car to find it has written on the tire in chalk “TOW”. I didn’t have a parking ticket, so I can assume if there was a parking inspector they saw my ticket for where I paid for the parking. It was displayed clearly on my dashboard.

I called Canberra Connect, who said that there was nobody available in “Parking Operations” to speak to me but the woman on the phone seemed quite perplexed to why I would have that written on my car tyre when I had a) paid for parking and b) didn’t have a parking ticket.

Any thoughts as to why this would happen? Can they tow cars from ACT Government paid parking? Especially when I had paid for parking all day.

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keepitup 11:49 am 27 Dec 11

Henry82 said :

poetix said :

What is this product? I can’t find any information on it. Are you making it up? Why would anyone want to brand toys? ( If the answer is too disturbing, please don’t give details.)

Jack Daniels, not Beam, my mistake.

afaik you use them to brand the meat you cook?

The branding irons come with clear instructions and warnings. The three blokes must be part of the 46%.

eily 9:23 am 27 Dec 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Y’all better watch out about this. Formerly free car parks are being privatised and parking fees now apply. Specifically the Phillip Marketplace carpark which now has nasty signs warning everybody to buy a ticket and “don’t take the risk”.

I can’t imagine the Salvos being very happy about the less fortunate now being told to cough up for parking outside their store.

You don’t pay for under two hours, but you still do have to get a ticket. The machines will dispense two hour parking tickets without having to put money in them.

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