Ridiculous Reason Furious Driver Was Given $65 Parking Fine While Out Shopping – Despite PURCHASING Valid Ticket And Grabbing
- Wilsons Parking fined a customer $65 for displaying their ticket upside down
- The fine, issued in September from a Perth car park, was due to be paid last week
- In small print, it said that the customer’s car can be towed and impounded if it was not paid
- It is unknown if Wilsons Parking has specific instructions on how to display a ticket
A questionable parking ticket issued for displaying a ticket upside down has left customers furious.
A confused customer shared a photo of their ticket, which was issued in September from a Wilson’s car park in Fremantle, Perth.
Under the justification for the fine, it says: ‘It was not possible to present a valid ticket. The ticket upside down.’
The fine was set at a whopping $65 – but threatened to jump to $80 if it wasn’t paid by Thursday.
A Wilsons Parking customer fined $65 (above) for displaying their parking ticket ‘upside down’
Several commenters under the image said the customer is not obliged to pay the fine as Wilsons Parking does not have the power to enforce it like the police or a council.
However, the fine print on the ticket warns that the customer’s vehicle may be towed from a Wilson’s lot and impounded until the fine is paid.
It also warns that recovery of the unpaid fine can be sought in court.
‘It can certainly be fought. This is so ridiculous!’, one person wrote.
‘I’m fighting with the council about exactly the same thing – on my ass!’ said another.
‘What? Can’t the parking inspector tilt his head?,’ wrote another.
Commentators were outraged by the ‘ridiculous’ ticket issued from a car park in Fremantle, Perth (above)
‘So they still had a valid ticket? Yeah, I wouldn’t pay this, said another.
It is not known if Wilsons Parking has specific instructions on how to display a parking ticket.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Wilsons Parking for comment.
A man was fined $76 by a Melbourne municipality in late 2015 for the same offence.
The council refused to revoke the fine after the man claimed the ticket had been blown the wrong way in the wind.
It said the instructions on the ticket require the information to be “visible” to rangers.