Fines gone MAD - Ivor E Tower
Further to similar sounding topic - our local council has recently introduced some taxi bays outside some of the shops. The penalty for improper use is £1000 - yes, I have put the right number of noughts, one thousand pounds for parking your car in a taxi bay.
I guess this represents over a month's take-home pay for many people. Sounds scandalous to me. What other outrageous fines have people come across?
Fines gone MAD - v0n
£5 penalty called congestion charge for driving into Central London. It was cheaper for most people to drive from zone 3 and further away to work and park for 8 hours than sniff someone's armpits in the overcrowded tube. So technically, people were fined for commuting too cheaply.
Fines gone MAD (maybe) - Bromptonaut
local council has recently
introduced some taxi bays outside some of the shops. The
penalty for improper use is £1000 - yes, I have put
the right number of noughts, one thousand pounds for parking your
car in a taxi bay.


Happy to be proven wrong but I suspect the bay is reserved for vehicles licenced to ply for hire and the improper use they're aiming at is cowboy minicabs. There are dept for transport guidelines on parking penalties, knock a nought off and you'd be close to the max (London at least).

 

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