Going for change
Although not generally a defence there are times when an Adjudicator may find "going for change" constitutes a valid challenge to a penalty charge.
Going for change when a change machine is out of order (AY3, AY60)
The appellant, issued with a PCN for parking in a civic centre car park without displaying a valid pay-and-display ticket, appealed on the ground that they had had to leave the car and go in search of the coins they needed for the ticket machine, because the change machine commonly used by motorists, who expected to be able to use the machine, had not been in working order. The Adjudicator checked with the council, who admitted that the change machine had been out of order on the date in question. He found that, given those particular circumstances, "going for change" could amount to a defence.
The appeal was allowed.
Pages in Example Cases
- 1. Appeal outcomes: Allowed or dismissed
- 2. Condition of signs and lines
- 3. Suspended bays
- 4. Inconsistent enforcement
- 5. Fluttering tickets
- 6. When is a highway not a highway?
- 7. The admissibility of evidence
- 8. Taxis and private-hire vehicles
- 9. Payment going astray
- 10. Taken without owner's consent
- 11. Owner not the driver
- 12. Circumstances beyond driver's control
- 13. You are here: Going for change
- 14. Parked beyond bay markings
- 15. The issue of evidence
- 16. Cloned vehicles
- 17. Issues of PCN accuracy
- 18. Disc Zones
- 19. Vehicles on hire
- 20. Council discretion
- 21. Issues with Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs' or local parking bylaws)
- 22. Credit Card Surcharge