I was fined £70 for parking at hospital even though I registered my car details at reception – I'm gutted | The Sun

A WOMAN who was attending an appointment at her local hospital has been left 'gutted' after being fined £70.

Despite sticking in her car's registration at reception, she still received the fine in the post.

She took to Mumsnet to voice her concern and ask other drivers if they have experienced the same thing.

She said: "I had an appointment with dc at a local hospital and entered my registration details on the machine at reception to allow me free parking for two hours.

"I was with my dc who remembers me doing it.

"I am always extra careful about this as I was caught out once years ago when the new scheme was introduced.

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"I couldn’t believe it when a week later I received a fine for £70! I am gutted."

Sadly the Mumsnet user didn't have any proof of payment to hand over and save her £70.

She continued: "I am adamant I entered my details correctly.

"There was no option for a receipt as the machine said the printer was out of paper.

"I have appealed in writing but I’ve got a horrible feeling that won’t be good enough as I don’t have proof and I’ll have to pay up.


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"Has this happened to anyone else and what was the outcome?"

People in the comments offered their opinions about what to do,

User Discovereads said: "Definitely appeal and if that fails, appeal again.

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Call the hospital to get proof you entered your registration with them."

While PrixChoc said: "definitely appeal. Maybe there's some other way to prove you entered your reg like cctv?"

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