The number of penalty charge notices and parking charge notices incurred by drivers is on the increase and this area is one of the biggest administration generating area of our member's businesses.
The BVRLA provides detailed guidance for its members on this complex area of legislation covering all manner of penalties, road traffic offences, parking charge notices and speeding fines and tolls.
The Mersey Gateway bridge is a free flow toll and penalty charge notices are issued where a driver does not pay the toll.
Full details on how the scheme operates is available here.
Mersey Gateway are now accepting representations on a spreadsheet using a similar solution to Dartford. The spreadsheet is available here.
Members who are unable to provide a copy lease or rental agreement can use a Promise Form to show that their customer has accepted liability for penalty charge notices.
Any questions on how the scheme operates, please contact [email protected].
Parking charge notices (PCNs) are probably where members have seen the biggest area of growth in volumes over the last few years. The government banned clamping on private land in 2012 and as a compromise legimitised the issuance of PCNs to registered keepers where a vehicle is not parked as per the conditions of the car park, for example, staying longer than is allowed, failing to register with the land owner etc.
The legislation allows for transfer of liability but only with a valid hire agreement so many leasing companies struggle to comply with the regulation. To assist members the BVRLA works closely with the British Parking Association and International Parking Community to facilitate a Memorandum of Understanding which allows leasing companies to informally provide their customer details.