Woman gets Dh500 parking fine for overstaying by 2 seconds

Woman gets Dh500 parking fine for overstaying by 2 seconds

Dubai - She says she got stuck in the queue while exiting the parking area.

By Web Report

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018, 12:51 PM

Last updated: Wed 17 Jan 2018, 2:52 PM

A young woman in the UK was issued a £100 (Dh506) parking fine for overstaying by just two seconds.

Amy Bendall, 22, had left her vehicle in a parking lot when she visited the gym, and went into town following her workout.

When she returned, she paid £1 for parking for five hours and left.

The shock came four days later when she received a fine for overstaying.

Along with the notice was a picture of her car arriving and leaving, indicating that she had overstayed by two seconds.

Amy contacted the firm responsible, which cancelled the notice.

"I had gone to the gym and then into town. I checked the time and paid for the five hours I had been there, but then I got a ticket for staying two seconds longer," she was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"You would have thought there would be a bit of a grace period. It look me a little longer to get out of the car park because I got stuck in a queue. It would hardly be fair being fined for that."

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