Another week gone by. How can it be February already?
In this week at PATAS there were 910 fresh Appeals lodged at PATAS with Xmas still depressing the figures slightly. Of those only 27 were from Barnet which is 3% and is below what I would expect so perhaps more challenges are being accepted.
There were 62 cases decided and 42, or 68%, of those went the way of the motorist.
First 3 cases which the motorist won:
1 The council took 2 months and 2 days to reply to the formal representations (the ones you do after the Notice to Owner) and the legislation says they are only allowed 56 days. it was naughty of the council (NSL) to continue to PATAS.
2 Saracens signs were found to be misleading. So many people get PCN that they must be.
3 There was no evidence from the traffic warden to support the issue of a Regulation 10 (drive away) PCN.
and two which the motorist lost:
4 stopped to take a phone call. You can't unless you get into a pay bay and pay.
5 In the orange bays in Woodhouse Road car park. These are for permit holders not people who have paid.
Keep those appeals coming.