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Parking & Speeding Fines

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Youdisabledx2
Youdisabledx2 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited October 2023 in Transport and travel
Hello everyone, both me & my hubby are disabled and struggle to do so many things that 'healthy mobile people do'.  I have a question.  Has anyone been in your car with a nominated driver.  The nominated driver unfortunately got a speeding ticket for going 8mph over the limit.  Then he got a Parking Charge for resting up at Motorway service station for staying over the 'free period' of 'resting time'.  What would you do contest or pay one or both?

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Youdisabledx2, welcome to the online community. 

    I'm just going to pop your post into our Transport category where people with the right experience can offer some advice and support, but I wanted to say hello and welcome you first :)

    Could you perhaps get in contact with the nominated driver to chat it through? Some of our other members might be able to offer some more solid advice, but it's likely that it's their responsibility to pay the fines if they were in charge of the vehicle at the time, especially the speeding fine.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,134 Disability Gamechanger
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    Interesting question, have you discussed with the person driving?

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  • Youdisabledx2
    Youdisabledx2 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    The nominated driver being my disabled husband........
  • Youdisabledx2
    Youdisabledx2 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Thanks Rosie, all so complicated when you can't think straight

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    They are both separate things and he will need to pay both fines. Being disabled doesn’t mean you’re exempt from them. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Youdisabledx2
    Youdisabledx2 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Thanks for your reply Poppy123456 we do realise that and the speeding fine is being dealt with but the parking fine we are reluctant to pay because had he carried on driving on the motorway he could have caused an accident as in 'Due Care & Attention' for being tired and driving when he shouldn't.  At the time I could drive as I was asleep also. 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    How long was the free period? I’m assuming there’s a charge for parking after that period? Did he pay to park? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,134 Disability Gamechanger
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    The nominated driver being my disabled husband........
    sorry then you or him have to pay up, and why shouldn't you ?

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  • Youdisabledx2
    Youdisabledx2 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    poppy123456 he didn't pay any extra because he did intend to be there for a long time, he fell asleep and obviously needed it.
  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 173 Pioneering
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    woodbine said:
    The nominated driver being my disabled husband........
    sorry then you or him have to pay up, and why shouldn't you ?
    For the parking fine it could be the case that the illness/medication meant that the parking time was exceeded without being able to avoid doing so.
    A reasonable person would surely accept this argument but it depends how reasonable the parking company wants to be 
  • Youdisabledx2
    Youdisabledx2 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Thank you honestjon for your reply, this would be my argument, the pain killers and maybe some other meds can make you more tired than you think and the body just shuts down until it's ready to wake up. 
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