According to the Bristol Post “The cctv changes are part of several motorist-friendly moves the government are working on, one of the others being offering a 25% discount for drivers who appeal against a parking ticket but lose.”
Seriously? Get rewarded for breaking the law? WT absolute F?
I know we’re governed by morons with the collective intellect of a slime mould – albeit particularly dim and corrupt slime mould – but it must have occurred to somebody at the DfT (though this has the rank stench of Osbornian stupidity about it), that pretty much everybody who gets done for parking is going to appeal, just to get the fixed penalty reduced. Assuming this is true, of course. The system will collapse under the sheer weight of appeals.
I doubt that there’s a planet in the entire universe where this policy wouldn’t be viewed as anything but completely insane.