Car lifted onto yellow lines for parking ticket

12 May 2015

Bitterwallet - appeal parking tickets The majority of drivers have got a gripe or horror story about parking tickets, but one driver in Manchester has one that, if true, takes the whole biscuit tin.

Clair Morris says she parked her car legally, but the council moved it on to newly painted double yellow lines and promptly issued her a ticket.

Fresh lines were being painted that day, and to allow for the work, she believes her car was moved to a spot over the road, which just so happens to have parking restrictions.

She said that she found the parking ticket when she went to pick up her vehicle. Alongside the parking ticket which had been issued earlier, Morris said there was a vehicle "re-position notice" from Manchester City Council which was dated 7th May, which was the day she left her car on the other side of the road.

"It is crazy," said Morris; "I know traffic wardens have a job to do but you would have thought common sense would have prevailed. Someone passing told me they saw my car being lifted by a tow-truck and moved across the road. They thought I was being towed away."

"I'm going to dispute [the parking ticket] but it will be a load of hassle and a waste of my time."

**UPDATE**

A Manchester City Council spokesman told BBC News: "The car should not have been moved to a location with double yellow lines, and this ticket should not have been issued and will be cancelled. Our contractors apologise for this error and we are now insisting that they follow our strict codes of conduct."

TOPICS:   Motoring

4 comments

  • JonB
    You missed the end of the story: A Manchester City Council spokesman told BBC News: "The car should not have been moved to a location with double yellow lines, and this ticket should not have been issued and will be cancelled. "Our contractors apologise for this error and we are now insisting that they follow our strict codes of conduct." Ms Morris said she was "relieved and pleased that they've cancelled the ticket... it will save me a lot of bother".
  • Father J.
    If that was my car I would be all over it checking for damage caused by the fuckwits who lifted it. You can rest assured that will not have been done carefully
  • Kevin
    She also shouldn't have been parking in a place that was getting yellow signs painted. They do tend to have signs up for that sort of thing but don't cone it off as it is more work for them.
  • bill
    Perhaps there was nowhere else for the contractors to park it. Can't really expect the contractor to move the car across town to park it somewhere legal, plus they'd have to make it easily locatable. And as somebody else said she was the one awkward enough to park in a road that was being painted in the first place.

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