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ACFO seminar to help fleet managers battle parking fines

ACFO is running a parking fine seminar next month to battle the the increasing number of parking fines and tickets being issued.

The members-only seminar, entitled “Another Fine Mess?”, starts at 10am, on Tuesday, June 3 at the Henry Ford College in Loughborough.

ACFO says the ‘master class’ of issues to be tackled will include liabilities facing employees and employers when a local authority issues a Penalty Charge Notice or police issue a Fixed Penalty Notice; the fine and appeal process relating to parking in public car parks and on private land, and HR issues impacting on employers and employees when fines are levied.

More than 100 ACFO members have already pre-registered for the event, which is sponsored by Ford.

Excluding parking tickets issued by the police and private companies, research from Churchill Car Insurance revealed that approximately 7.8 million parking Penalty Charge Notice were distributed across the UK last year, equating to one ticket issued every four seconds.

ACFO director John Pryor said: “We are holding the seminar because ACFO members have already told us of the nightmare facing employees and employers when police issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or a local authority issues a Penalty Charge Notice.

“This latest research provides further evidence of the extent to which fines are being issued.

“In many areas, parking restrictions can be confusing and appear inconsistent, while the use of CCTV by local councils further adds to the complexity as drivers may not immediately know that they have been ‘caught’ with any potential offence only coming to light many days later when notification is received.”

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