Fighting the Meter

fighting over parking meter

Parking tickets create an enormous amount of frustration for drivers but there appears to be an increasing number of them being successfully overturned.

If you have been issued an infringement notice for parking related offences and you believe there may be grounds for it to be waived, you should request Council to review the fine.

Mr Alex Jones recommends that if you have been issued a ticket and you believe that you have cause to seek that it be waived, to ensure that you provide supporting evidence when you lodge your request in writing.

If you do not agree with the decision from Council, you can request a second review by the Council’s Disputes Commissioner.

In Brisbane alone, out of 33,000 parking tickets issued this year, more than 11,000 of them were successfully overturned.