Woman fined 10,000 rupees in free parking lot because her car was too big | Image: SWNS
- Tracey Carlisle claimed her Nissan Navara SUV was too big for one of the Nottinghamshire free parking spaces
- She was forced to park on two bays so that she and her husband could get out without hitting the doors of other cars
- She contested the fine
A woman remained furious after being fined £ 100 (RS 10,000) after parking her vehicle in a free car park because it was too large. Tracey Carlisle, 57, was returning a faulty smoke detector to her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, when the parking ticket was issued to her.
Tracey claimed that her Nissan Navara SUV was too big for one of the spaces at Beacon Hill Retail Park, in Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK and that she had to park in two bays.
She straddled the white lines so that she and her husband Graham, 61, could get out without hitting the doors of other cars.
When the couple returned to their car 15 minutes later, they found a traffic ticket on their windshield.
“I’m not denying that we were parked astride a bay, but it was not to be reckless. We are driving a Nissan Navara, which is 5.3 meters long and almost two meters wide, so we wouldn’t fit into a normal bay. I had bruises at the time and couldn’t get out of the car properly, so I needed the extra space to fully open the door, “she told the Sun.
She said: “We know the parking lot and the wall next to us means we don’t stay in the flow of traffic. We always park with awareness of others. get in and out of the vehicle, because we have to open the doors wide to enter it because it is high. “
Tracey, a medical secretary, challenged the fine imposed on her by parking company UKCPS on November 26, which could be reduced to £ 60 on appeal.
She added: “It just leaves an unpleasant taste in your mouth, but I don’t expect anything to change and I think I’ll pay it off because the letter is quite heavy if you don’t. She says they can have him take action against you and it can affect your credit status and everything. I will never go back there again. I will find another place to park. “