Parking Ticket on BFG Plates

#1
The Adjt was in the UK recently on a long weekend and while visiting a brewery in East Sussex, received a parking ticket...

Now the motor was sporting German plates (it's LHD), so will the traffic dept of East Sussex County Council be able to tell its BFG and catch up with me in time, or might they just file it in the 'too difficult file'?

Another thought occurred to me - were I to return with the motor to East Sussex, might some bailiff become interested in me being there?

Pay or risk it?
 
#2
Unlikely to catch you up. I suspect if police are involved it would be different but parking fines are not a police matter.

The second issue seems unlikely in the extreme as well.
 
#3
was in the local sqaure today in (east patel nagar) (india) and i watch with ammusement about 15 traffic police sticker, fine and take away cars in the square. whats funny is the fact the police have put up over a million flyers saying dont park. anyway, the police towed away all the offending cars and motorcycles, only to have them replaced 5-10 minutes later by other stupid folk, so plod in his wisdom just went back down the line and stickered and fined the people again. If you want to ignore traffic rules and restrictions come to india
 
#4
Adjt, you should be ok.

Just sack it and don't pay.

Obviously if it goes wrong, then I never said this :p
 
#5
Adjutant said:
The Adjt was in the UK recently on a long weekend and while visiting a brewery in East Sussex, received a parking ticket...

Now the motor was sporting German plates (it's LHD), so will the traffic dept of East Sussex County Council be able to tell its BFG and catch up with me in time, or might they just file it in the 'too difficult file'?

Another thought occurred to me - were I to return with the motor to East Sussex, might some bailiff become interested in me being there?

Pay or risk it?
It will catch up with you. Motoring offenses are/ will be, pan ECC 7 it won't matter if you are in LHD/RHD BFG. Bg brother DVLA computer will supply the info. Just pay & sleep peacfully :D
 
#7
A certain RS offer (famous on another thread) went to prison for changing UK plates back to BFG to avoid a gatso snap.

It didn't take Lincolnshire plod very long to chase the BFG details, so whilst I'm not suggesting you'd be this stupid, perhaps the plod have access to a computer that gets BFG details pretty hassle-free?
 
#8
On many of my trips back home from Germany, i was on BFG plates on a RHD car, i had several parking tickets and numerous amounts of flashes from speed cameras, and to this day ive never had anything served on me, or been asked to cough up for them.

Ignore it and be done with the whole sorry matter, the cash would only go to pay for a gaylesbianveggiwardodgingtreehuggingfugee support centre anyway.
 
#9
Don't worry about it adjutant. Gatso, parking tickets never bothered me, never caught up with.
Even now when I work in NI (just to keep my hand in) :twisted: ; I go over the border, fill the car up with diesel and fcuk off back over the border without paying for it.

I sometimes forget if I was in the British Army or on a Pirate Ship.
 
#10
If you pay it in time you have a cheaper rate, if not they start adding ALL costs of their Christmas Parties.

If you get caught and can not win the challenge, you can take it to the Local Government Ombudsman for review.

If you DID do it, well it's up to you?
 
#12
C Fs advice is a bit risky. There is a possibility that you will hear from the Criminal and Traffic Offences Branch in JHQ. If you choose to ignore the fine order that's your problem, you might get away with it or maybe not.
 
#13
Something in the traffic corner of my brain says that fixed penalty notices cant be issued to foreign plated cars.

Dont know if this applies to the local council parking Nazis, but it does for police tickets im sure.
 
#14
How can I ask are BFG German Plates differant from any other German Plates. [Its been a while since I served but do know BFG Plates have gone?]

Ref, among other sites - http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/faq.htm?id=97

Tens of thousands of foreign drivers dodged a total of nearly £5 million in speeding tickets last year.

Police and the speed camera authorities are turning a blind eye to the overseas 'rogue' drivers and throwing their speeding tickets 'in the bin', they admit.

In stark contrast to the police's zero-tolerance approach to any British drivers flashed for speeding - with a £60 ticket popping through their letterbox - a foreign driver's speeding ticket is written-off on average every six minutes.
But the Times ran this article in November:

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/article2836111.ece
 
#15
Adjutant said:
The Adjt was in the UK recently on a long weekend and while visiting a brewery in East Sussex, received a parking ticket...

Now the motor was sporting German plates (it's LHD), so will the traffic dept of East Sussex County Council be able to tell its BFG and catch up with me in time, or might they just file it in the 'too difficult file'?

Another thought occurred to me - were I to return with the motor to East Sussex, might some bailiff become interested in me being there?
Pay or risk it?
There IS a big risk if you return, as some forces will conduct Number Plate Reader ops with council staff present to seize cars with unpaid parking fines. Dont know if the number plate readers (based on NI vengeful system) can read foreign plates or if police have foreign plates stored in ANPR database.
 
#16
I parked up once and didn't bother with a ticket because it had German plates. Ticket caught up with me when i got back to my unit.
 
#17
chocolate_frog said:
Adjt, you should be ok.

Just sack it and don't pay.

Obviously if it goes wrong, then I never said this :p
Just in case anyone thinks the above is a serious response.

Now adays with all the computer wizardry and gadgets, the chances of NOT being caught up with is getting slimmer.

Parking tickets you may get away with, but speeding tickets are pursued with a little more vigour.

I know lads who have gotten away with parking tickets, but a fair few speeding tickets seem to have come throught. Including one for a red light offence.

Pay up, and sleep easy. Remember to check where you park, next time.

Also, for info, if you do use one of these daft systems where they are so cheapskate they don't even give you a bit of sticky to attach it to the windscrean. Watch out.

I put one on the dash, and it slipped down. I challenged it, and the fcuker had taken a picture of the ticket (so i was told on the phone). So I challenged it anyway, sent a photocopy of ticket to the council, with details.

It came back that I was still being fined. So I requested the photo (this is all free incidentaly, but I was getting my moneies worth out of the them). The picture turned up and it wasn't even my car.

So I told them. Another picture turned up and it was my car, with the ticket visible, in particular the time and cash paid, etc.

Turned out the warden had been a little optimistic, seen the ticket half disappearing down the dash, and snapped it. Thinking "that's my quota for the week up".

I have a bit of blue tack on the dash now. So the ticket stays put. Even if the wardens rock the car to get it to fall off*!!!!!!!

*Not saying they do, but quotas are quotas, and ALL parking pay and display systems have the proviso that it has to be displayed.

Wouldn't have really minded that much, but I was paying £1 for parking on a fcuking grass verge!!!!! I had to double check in the first place to ensure this WAS indeed a "pay and display" spot.

All for a measly quid :x

Apparently the new wheeze for parking attendants, is finding, recording the evidence of drivers giving tickets to other drivers. On the basis that the tickets state "non-transferable", the taker of the ticket is not covered by the ticket, and has thus not paid.
 
#18
I had a parking ticket catch up with me back in BFG.

I also got fined an extra £2 as they had to trace my details as the number plate was not registered with DVLA :D

I did say I would pay it if it caught up with me, and it did :roll:
 
#19
Personally i would wait for the first reminder if you get one pay it if not by 2 months you are free and clear.
 
#20
chocolate_frog said:
Nowadays with all the computer wizardry and gadgets, the chances of NOT being caught up with is getting slimmer.

Parking tickets you may get away with, but speeding tickets are pursued with a little more vigour.

I know lads who have gotten away with parking tickets, but a fair few speeding tickets seem to have come throught. Including one for a red light offence.
Not saying your wrong but the Police had a major crack down on number plates after Christmas, why was this I hear you shout.

The reason is that if you don't have the numbers and letters spaced correctly or if you don't have the phone number and manufactures address at the bottom of the plate. The ANPR machine won't read it and recognise it as a number plate which means the police can't nick you. This means they might loose their christmas bonus.

This is the reason most foreign plate cars can do what ever they want without reproach.

In the above response the bit about bonuses might be rubbish but then again :twisted:
 

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