Government To Tackle ‘Rogue’ Parking Firms

Knowing that you’ll need to take your vehicle for the best car servicing Uxbridge has to offer each year is easy to budget for, but of course, motoring often has some unexpected costs that can spring on drivers.

One such expense, which many drivers find particularly annoying, is unwarranted and unreasonable parking tickets, however, this week the government has promised to tackle these nuisance companies.

According to the BBC, the government has confirmed it will support legislation that will raise the standards amongst these companies, after it was revealed that 13 times more tickets are issued today than 10 years ago. Last year, 10,000 people also approached Citizen’s Advice for guidance on parking tickets which they were disputing.

Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, explained that the government hoped to put an end to bad behaviour from parking companies: “That is why government is putting the brakes on these rogue operators and backing new laws that will put a stop to aggressive behaviour and provide a simpler way for drivers to appeal fines,” he said.

This bad behaviour includes inconsistent practices, signage which didn’t meant standards, confusing appeals processes and payment letters which intend to intimidate, according to officials.

When the new legislation comes into place, companies that do not follow the new guidance will be prevented from accessing driver details to enforce tickets. This means they won’t be able to issue tickets and will force their companies out of the market, meaning that there is a lot at stake if they do not comply.

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