Ridiculous reason why a furious driver got a $65 parking ticket – despite BUYING a valid ticket and putting it on their dashboard
- Wilsons Parking fined a customer $65 for displaying their ticket upside down
- The fine, issued in September from a parking lot in Perth, is said to have been paid last week
- The fine print said the customer’s car could be towed and impounded if it is not paid for
- It is not known if Wilsons Parking has specific directions for showing a ticket
A dubious parking fine for displaying a ticket upside down has outraged shoppers.
A confused customer shared a photo of their fine handed out in September from a Wilsons Parking lot in Fremantle, Perth.
The reason for the fine reads: ‘Could not show a valid ticket. Ticket upside down.’
The fine was set at a whopping $65, but threatened to rise to $80 if it wasn’t paid last Thursday.
A Wilsons Parking customer was fined $65 (above) for displaying his parking ticket ‘upside down’
Several commenters under the photo said the customer is not obliged to pay the fine as Wilsons Parking does not have the power to enforce it like the police or a municipality.
However, fine print on the ticket warns that the customer’s vehicle may be towed from a Wilsons property and impounded until the fine is paid.
It also warns that recovery of the unpaid fine may be sought from the courts.
‘That can certainly be combated. That’s ridiculously ridiculous!” one wrote.
“I’m arguing with the council about the exact same thing – upside down!” said another.
‘What? Can’t the parking inspector tilt his head?” wrote another.
Comments were outraged at the ‘ridiculous’ ticket issued from a car park in Fremantle, Perth (above)
“So they still had a valid ticket? Yes, I wouldn’t pay this,” said another.
It is not known if Wilsons Parking has specific instructions for showing a parking ticket.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Wilsons Parking for comment.
A man was fined $76 by a Melbourne council in late 2015 for the same crime.
The municipality refused to withdraw the fine after the man claimed the ticket had been blown in the wrong direction.
According to the instructions on the ticket, the information must be ‘visible’ to rangers.