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Government owes me $55

September 27, 2013

Dear Sir,

Please allow me space to add my 2cents worth to the current discussion regarding parking fees etc.

Last month, a few days prior to leaving the island for a 3 week vacation, I parked my car on Reid street and set my electronic parking device.

On return to my car 40 minutes later I found a parking ticket stuck to my window.

Knowing that I had not gone over my parking time allowance of 1 hour, to say I was surprised (and annoyed) was an understatement.

After scrutinizing the poor handwriting on the ticket I discovered that I had been ticketed for displaying an incorrect zone number. What was displayed was the zone for Bulls head car park.

Because I did not want to be eventually summonsed for nonpayment of a parking ticket (do they still summons people for this I wonder?) I mailed a cheque to the Accountant General once I reached home, remember I was travelling in a few days. Over a month later I have yet to receive a receipt.

When I returned home from vacation it occurred to me to try and find out how much it costs to park at Bulls head.

Bulls head $7

Reid street $2

Parking fine $50.

I reckon that the Government owes me $55.

What do other readers think?

A little common sense should prevail here methinks, but I guess common sense is not so common these days eh?

So much for my 2 cents worth!!

More confusion to come!!

Miriam C

An Easy Park device

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Published September 28, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm)

Government owes me $55

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