& # 39; I'm not going to pay & # 39 ;: Challenging driver refuses to cough up after she has been fined $ 263 for an extraordinary parking attendant, but she is found guilty
- An arrow on a & # 39; not stopping & # 39; sign was painted over to make it seem illegal to park
- The arrow originally pointed to the right, but the vandal also pointed to the left
- After Nikita Kersten returned to her car, she saw the graffiti and a fine of $ 263
- She wrote twice to photos with NSW Revenue, but they claim she has to pay
A woman refuses to pay a parking fine of $ 263 after she has parked correctly, but painted graffiti on the & # 39; no stopping & # 39; sign guards to believe she parked illegally.
Nikita Kersten parked in front of a relative's house on the NSW Central Coast on June 16, but when she returned to her car an hour later – the arrow of the sign was painted over.
The & # 39; not stopping & # 39; sign in Gosford originally had an arrow pointing to the right, but a sneaky vandal painted over the arrow to also look to the left – causing the & # 39; seemed to be illegal to park both sides of the board.
The & # 39; not stopping & # 39; sign originally had an arrow pointing to the right, but a sneaky vandal painted the arrow to also point to the left – causing the & # 39; seemed to be illegal to park both sides of the board
When she spoke with 2 GB on Thursday, Mrs. Kersten said that she had already parked in the same place in advance and that parking inspectors could recognize the graffiti.
& # 39; There was a left arrow that was clearly painted, so I was surprised to get the fine, & # 39; Mrs. Kersten said to Ben Fordham.
Mrs. Kersten believed that the destroyed arrow – which appears to be made with either white paint or white-out – was of such poor quality that NSW Revenue would not continue with the fine.
Mrs. Kersten's brother has scratched the paint and restored the sign to its original state.
Mrs. Kersten's brother has scratched the paint away and returned the sign to its original state – indicating whether white paint or liquid paper was used to make the false arrow to the left
She then emailed the government agency twice and sent three photos of the board to prove that it was painted.
But this was in vain, with NSW Revenue saying that the fine would still stand despite the recognition of obvious vandalism.
& # 39; We acknowledge your comments that the sign has been destroyed and contributed to this violation, but we cannot cancel the penalty & # 39 ;, the response said.
"The issuing authority has also reviewed the issue and confirms that the fine has been correctly established and is still applicable."
& # 39; I am not going to pay the fine, & # 39; she said to Fordham, who said she would stand out from the principal.
Nikita Kersten emailed the NSW Revenue agency twice, but wrote back that the fine would still exist, despite the fact that they acknowledged the obvious vandalism
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