Are Your Parking Signs Clear and Visible?
To ensure parking fees are adhered to and paid, there must be clear and up to date tariff information displayed around the car park site.
Other information should also be displayed, such as any restrictions, pedestrian directions or “No Parking” areas to avoid inappropriate or unsafe use of the car park. The only other way to address the issues of incorrect fees or inappropriate parking is by issuing penalty notices or “Parking Tickets” when things go wrong.
However, you may not be able to enforce these penalties if your signage isn’t up to scratch. UK Citizens Advice say that any parking ticket issued when signage is unclear or not visible can be cancelled and need not be paid - Source.
According to this information, all car parks and roads with parking restrictions must have signs or road markings that make any restriction or fee clear. Your ticket should be cancelled if you can prove:
- You couldn’t see any road markings or signs
- The signs or markings were hard to read (faded or were hidden by trees)
- The signs were misleading or confusing
- There weren’t any signs saying parking was suspended
When a parking tissue is issued incorrectly, the individual can also win the appeal if they were sent a ticket in the post and there weren't any signs stating the use of CCTV – or an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system – was in use where they were parked.
Over time, it’s likely that signs will get damaged, vandalised or fade in the elements. This can make the information unclear or at worst unreadable. Poorly designed or overly complicated signage can also be an issue if it’s hard to understand.
- When was the last time I checked my car park signage?
- Is it clear and visible?
- Is it easy to understand?
- Has it degraded over time or faded?
- Is it time for an upgrade?
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