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Parking pirates savaged by Daily Mail

[1 Aug 2014] All this week, the Daily Mail has been savaging the vicious and greedy private-parking ‘industry’. Readers of our news items and Pikestaff will be familiar with the main themes, including ambiguous signs and misleading documents, but the Mail goes into some new topics. These include firms targeting cancer sufferers by hanging around the hospital car parks they patrol, ticketing overstayers undergoing chemotherapy. Meanwhile, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency continues to act as the parking companies' back office by pumping out drivers' data for a fee and saying they have ‘reasonable cause’ to get it. Many of the stories are available online: 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707810/Menace-new-parking-cowboys-Drivers-fined-100-overstaying-minutes-fast-food-chains-shops.html


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2709056/Parking-cowboys-hit-cancer-victims-Now-scandal-disgraceful-fines-spreads-NHS-hospitals.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2710175/Hospitals-send-parking-bully-boys-hound-sick-grieving-NHS-spends-cash-dodgy-debt-collectors.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2710215/NEIL-HERRON-We-saw-rogue-clampers-Now-let-s-purge-parking-ticket-pirates.html

The Daily Telegraph has also weighed in with an online guide to fighting parking tickets:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/10995722/Do-you-have-to-pay-car-park-fines.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

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