I've been hearing lots of reports on the radio and telly lately about rediculous tickets being issued by the cops. Well today i experienced it first hand.
Near where i live, in a place where there are cars for sale all the time, i left my 4Runner to try and sell it. Anyways, it was about 20 feet off the road in a large gravel area (looks like a carpark). It was away from any obstacles and there is no kerb side guttering or anything. So i've parked it there facing toward the road (which is miles away) and left.
Tonight i go back to get the car (no phonecalls doh) and there's the bloody ticket. And the pathetic offence written on the notice is exactly this in messy writting "Not parrallel park near left"
What the hell is that?
Near left of what? There was nothing to park left of? I wasn't on the side of the road, there was no kerb, no where to parrallel park.....
The worst part is they've made it so there's nothing you can do about it short of going to court. No-one's going to bother going to court over $68, and thats exactly why they've done it. There's a note on the envelope saying thr Infringement mob can't reduce penalty etc. So there's no more writing a letter of complaint.
It absolutely shits me, with all the crime going on around, they have nothing better to do than pull up off a major Highway, drive over to my car which isn't effectively on any roads, and give me an infringment notice.