Traffic Penalty Tribunal

Glossary of Terms

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False Declaration

It is a criminal offence to "knowingly and wilfully" make an untrue statement in connection with an appeal to the independent Adjudicator and at other stages in the enforcement process. Anyone committing such an offence risks conviction and a fine.

Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)

Notices issued by police officers and police traffic wardens to motorists who  commit parking and bus-lane offences governed by criminal law.

Formal Grounds

The statutory grounds (reasons) for making an appeal to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.

Formal Representations

The formal arguments made by a motorist who challenges a penalty charge after they have received a Notice to Owner (see below) following the issue of a PCN.

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