An anonymous reader writes: Dominic Sellar & Co. investigates the ticket happy culture common in many Scottish councils.
Many newspaper column inches are dedicated to the struggles of motorists fighting private parking tickets. Many decry them illegal, some call them powerless and a few lambaste them as immoral.
Little, however, is spent questioning the tickets issued through either Police Scotland or local councils.
There seems to be an implicit acceptance that parking tickets issued on public land are like the permanently late train or the almighty downpour as soon as you open your door, that they are just another inevitable part of life.
Our position at the heart of road traffic offers a unique perspective on the situation. Every day we hear about hundreds of complaints about unjust parking penalties. The volume of complaints suggests that it’s not simply the inconsiderate and uncaring that are caught out but thousands of generally law abiding motorists too.
Through a series of freedom of information requests made by our team at Dominic Sellar & Co., we can now reveal incredible extent of public ticketing carried out by councils across Scotland.Link to Original Source