On Wednesday 11/06/2014 Watchdog featured a small slot on the private parking industry, showing two of the ways in which parking companies try and game the POPLA system, and explaining to Patrick Troy, CEO of the BPA Ltd that they had hundreds more complaints.
Patrick Troy tried to dodge the issue, mumbling his way through a pre-prepared speech regarding the 30,000 POPLA appeals which had taken place. Since there has been around 3,000,000 tickets issued, this amounts to less than 1% of charges issued, so is nothing to be proud about.
When Anne Robinson questioned him regarding how the BPA Ltd would be enforcing the rules, he failed to answer, trying to get back to the topic of his 30,000 appeals.
The Prankster gets informed of parking companies trying to game POPLA day in and day out, so he knows the problem is a real one, and very large.
The Prankster wishes Patrick Troy would put more effort into solving the fundamental problems of the industry, and less effort into trying to pretend everything is all right.
The Parking Prankster