Post by FranK Turner-Smith G3VKI Post by Jim GM4DHJ ... Post by Graham.
On Fri, 9 Jun 2017 14:26:58 +0100, Gareth's Downstairs Computer
Post by Gareth's Downstairs Computer Post by Jim GM4DHJ ...
got done for an aldi car park...best ignored in the near of
Scotland.....should get another five demands ..tee hee
Happened to friends of mine; they went to Aldi in Westbury,
spent £!00+ in there and decided to leave their car there
while they nipped out to another shop, and got billed for £90.
I wonder if that's endorsable?
Take this scenario.
Two people enter in a car, both are entitled to drive it, neither are
the registered keeper. The driver is seen to leave the site on foot,
the other person does their shopping at the site and drives away. Who
gets the charge?
in the letter they ask who was driving if it wasn't the keeper...in
scotland you don't have to tell them ....
Down here the DVLA will happily sell any driver's details to the likes
of parking scum. It wouldn't surprise me at all to read that they had
"accidentally" sold a Scottish driver's details.
Are you being deliberately daft today Frank?
It's nothing to do with the DVLA, they will sell details, no matter
where the keeper is in the UK, to anyone for £2.50 if you can show the
DVLA a good reason to have the details. So the private parking companies
pay their £2.50 and get the details of drivers in any part of the UK.
The issue is the law in Scotland is now different to England and Wales.
If a private parking offence is committed in England & Wales, the
registered keeper is required to identify the driver no matter where in
the UK the keeper lives. If the keeper does not do so then the keeper is
liable for the drivers offences. If the alleged offence was committed
in Scotland then the keeper does not need to identify the driver.
It's one of the better differences between English and Scottish law in
that a lot of the mayhem that happens in car parks in England does not
happen up here.
The private parking companies still try it on up here sending the
letters inviting you to give them money but there is nothing they can do
to force the keeper to say who was driving. If they cannot identify the
driver then they cannot sue. They threaten to sue but never do so.