Word of warn­ing to driv­ers of hatch­back cars

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

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.

Les­son learned.

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