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Parking ticket appeal system now allows remote upload of photo evidence

Most councils equip their wardens with cameras to take photos of alleged contraventions as they take place so the odds are stacked against operators that do not have a structured appeals process.  Since adjudicators base their decision on the balance of probabilities, the inclusion of valid photo evidence to support an appeal usually outweighs ‘written only’ submissions.

Fleetpcnmanager’s new module allows a driver to take photos of nearby signs, lines and other relevant road markings when they get a ticket. Along with a written statement they can upload this information as an MMS message directly to the Fleetpcnmanager system.

Kevin Morrison Fleetpcnmanager’s managing director said “A picture is worth a thousand words when challenging a parking ticket and now fleet operators have a tool that allows their drivers send pictures remotely, thereby greatly enhancing the chance of a successful appeal. Once a driver has driven away, the odds of remembering the road signs and markings severely diminish so this service ensures they can record all the facts at the scene.”

There is no additional cost to use the upload facility apart from the standard network operator charges for sending an MMS message. It is estimated that over half of all penalty charge notices issued are to vehicles often lawfully engaged in unloading or delivering goods so the introduction of this module is welcome news in the battle against parking enforcement.

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