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‘Gibberish’ parking sign laughed out of court
[16 July 2014] Private parking companies are notorious for erecting misleading, confusing and ambiguous signs, but this one from UKCPS must be in a league of its own. At Bradford county court on 4 July, UKCPS sought to enforce a £100 ‘parking charge’ (in reality, a phony penalty or fine) against a motorist who'd fallen foul of the car-park rules. But the judge chucked out the case after five minutes, saying the misspelt and nonsensical sign was ‘gibberish’.
According to the sign, the only people allowed to park in the entire car park are disabled drivers parking in a disabled bay with a badge showing. Non-disabled motorists are supposedly not allowed to park anywhere at all in the car park. The sign also displayed terms conflicting with other signs in the car park, and the penalty was inadequately highlighted. [cont]
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