Word of warning to drivers of hatchback cars
A WEE word of warning to drivers.
I’d parked my car for an overnight stay, bought my pay and display ticket and placed it on the dashboard.
I made sure the ticket was facing the right way as in the past my wife has received a penalty after she placed hers upside down. It is clearly stated the onus is on you to have the ticket displayed.
I then went to my boot — I drive a hatchback — to get my overnight bag.
Returning to my car the next day I found a penalty notice.
The parking ticket, though still on the dashboard, was upside down, ie the information was on the side you couldn’t see. I’m guessing a gust of air must have lifted it as I closed the hatch as I’d definitely checked before I left the front of the car.
It is a dear lesson, but now I will know to make the display ticket the last thing I look at before walking away.