The facility to pay for parking in Isle of Wight council car parks and on-street bays was introduced back in beginning of 2012.
Keen to try out new technologies, we registered fairly soon after the introduction and have used the service a couple of times since. It has been a convenient way to pay for parking when there’s no change in the purse and the fact you can extend the parking by simply sending a text if you are taking longer than expected, is pretty neat.
Penalty notice issued after using pay-by-phone
However, one reader who got in touch with us this week telling us that she recently received a penalty notice after parking in a council car park and using the pay-by-phone service.
She says the fine was for ‘not displaying a valid ticket’.
If you’ve used this service, you’ll know that you’re not given a ticket to display in your car. Your car registration and how much you’ve paid is sent to the Blackberries of the traffic wardens instead.
What’s been your experience?
Luckily, our reader appealed against the Penalty Notice and the fine was cancelled.
Our experience of using the pay-by-phone service has been seamless and without problems, but we wondered whether others had experienced the same as our reader.