TRAFFIC wardens are getting a pummelling by their local council bosses who are rejecting on appeal nearly three-quarters of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued against hard-pressed London businesses.
According to figures just released by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) 72% of parking fine appeals in London are now successful.
Inadequate training of wardens is being blamed for their gung-ho approach to issuing tickets while ignoring the councils’ own parking regulations.
Our knowledge and expertise can help them make huge savings on their expenditure on parking fines
The association surveyed its members to gather information on issues such as parking fine hot spots, CCTV and PCN appeals.
Fifteen companies provided data about 32,633 parking fines they had received over a 12-month period. Of those appealed by FTA’s PCN Administration Service, the vast bulk were successful.
Natalie Chapman, FTA’s head of policy for London, said: “The results of the survey show the benefit to members of using our PCN Administration Service. Our knowledge and expertise can help them make huge savings on their expenditure on parking fines, as well as cutting down on administration costs.”