What a great start to the day it has been - went out for bit of a ride round my area, met some nice fellow bikers at the tea hut on Blackheath, but when I got back home, found a bl**dy penalty notice for riding in the bus lane
I know! Fricking Islington council! Apparently “the alleged contravention is supported by digital video evidence” and " recorded by CCTV camera operator". I can’t believe it! What kinda job is that?! I bet people who do that kinda work have been picked on at school and are now on a power trip (just like bouncers, security people and some police officers etc.)… sorry if I offended anyone on the forum, but I had to have a bit of a rant
It’s caught many of us out. Mind you, it’s the only time someone has taken a piccy of my fat @rse from the rear so I kinda felt sorry for the operator and thought that the £60 should go to them for having to experiance that !!!
Oh, and I wasn’t picked on at school either, just here and the meets is where I get abused !!!
The same regs as are applicable to parking fines apply, as there’s no points to incur it’s the registered keeper that is responsible for the fine, not the driver/rider. The idea is that if someone else was responsible the keeper can then go claim the money back from them, you can’t do that with points.
Well at least if you argue the point, ask for further/better evidence, appeal the notice etc etc.
You will delay it so you can buy your bike bling this month, and then worry about paying the fine when eventually you have no choice.
Personally I think everyone should appeal every single fine as far as the law will allow without incurring further charges, as this 1, ties up the system, 2, costs them more money so they make less profit out of us.