'Saved you a fine': Stranger's note helped Yorkshire driver avoid hefty parking charge


Students Matthew and Katie were visiting their family in Thonton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, this weekend and drove to Pickering on Sunday for a day out. Matt, a second-year student at the University of Southampton said he forgot to pay for a parking ticket and expected a steep fine.

Matt and University of York student Katie, who are from rural South Lincolnshire, visit North Yorkshire regularly.

They said they find the people here “are always so friendly, helpful and kind”.

The Government website says a parking ticket or penalty charge notice depends on what type it is and who issued it.

Drivers normally have 28 days to pay, and oftentimes the fine is reduced if paid within 14 days.

Drivers have an average of 51 percent chance of successfully appealing a parking fine in the city.

This is just two percent higher than London and three percent less than Bristol and Cardiff.

Newcastle topped the list with two thirds of parking appeals being successful.

This is followed closely by Liverpool with drivers having a 63 percent chance of successfully appealing their parking fines.



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