This leaves the driver unaware that the ticket has been issued until the notice to keeper arrives 4-8 weeks later..
There are several benefits to the parking company
1) The driver is unaware that a ticket has been issued, so the parking company can rack up a number of charges in the 8 week window before the driver realises they are doing something wrong
2) The driver loses the chance to gather supporting evidence at the time. For instance, the parking company may claim there was no ticket visible even though there was one on the dashboard. The driver therefore loses the chance to take their own photos proving a ticket was displayed, and may have even disposed of the ticket by the time the NTK arrives.
3) The keeper cannot appeal, because the appeal window has already closed by the time they receive the NTK
4) The discount is lost so the charge must be paid at the higher amount
Here is an example of ghost ticketing apparently at work. The video shows Private Parking Solutions London Ltd wardens issuing ghost tickets at the Ashford Antiques Centre, Ashford, Slough,
When questioned, the warden disputes the fact that a ghost ticket has just been issued and instead states the ticket has been cancelled. However, if that was the case, The Prankster questions why all the photographs were taken. It appears more likely that the story was only invented once the wardens realised they had been been videod.
The warden in the car is Hristo Todorov. Here is his facebook page.
The Prankster believes ghost ticketing is a predatory practice which should not be condoned by any car park operator.
If any keeper feels they have been the victim of ghost ticketing at Ashford Antiques Centre, Ashford, Slough, The Prankster suggests they either get in touch with him, or report it to the Bristish Parking Association at email@example.com
The Parking Prankster