Paid park­ing er­ror

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE Town of Vic­to­ria Park says rangers did not fine mo­torists for over­stay­ing in paid park­ing bays where a tick­et­ing er­ror ap­peared to halve the al­low­able free time to just 15 min­utes.

The soft­ware pro­gram­ming er­ror was brought to light on Thurs­day but the coun­cil said the tim­ing could have been in­cor­rect for three weeks. A spokes­woman blamed a re­cent soft­ware up­date and said the coun­cil was work­ing with its ticket machine sup­plier to re­solve the is­sue.

“Some ticket ma­chines are is­su­ing tick­ets show­ing a 15-minute time limit in­stead of 30 min­utes, as sign­posted,” she said. “As long as pa­trons are com­ply­ing with all park­ing re­stric­tions sign­posted for the area, they will not be in­fringed de­spite dis­play­ing a ticket which has an er­ror.”

Paid park­ing ar­eas in Vic­to­ria Park in­clude the first 30 min­utes free, as long as a ticket is dis­played.

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