[This post appeared earlier but mysteriously disappeared. The Prankster does not know why but he may have accidentally deleted it with a random click while trying to change his mouse. Apologies for any comments which are now lost. Edit 2. Yippee, comments are back too]
The ParkingEye sign-writers only have one task; to write signs clearly stating the terms and conditions of parking. Sadly for ParkingEye, their skills do not seem to be up to the task.
A picture tells a thousand words (or perhaps around 200 - the Prankster does not want ParkingEye to send Hill Dickinson after him for stating their signs have more words than they actually do)
In a recent court case involving a motorist parking in this car park, Breightmet Street, ParkingEye were suing the motorist for overstaying the time purchased. However, this was not a parking event liable for £100; only parking outside of bays or in blue badge bays without a blue badge are liable to a parking charge according to the signage.
When the Prankster advised the motorist to point this out to ParkingEye, the charge was quickly dropped.
The moral is, if you get a parking charge, always check the wording of the signage carefully. Significant numbers of court cases have been lost or dropped by ParkingEye because the signage was deficient.
The Parking Prankster