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What's the chance of getting off your parking ticket?

What's the chance of getting off your parking ticket?

Friday 22 July 2016

What's the chance of getting off your parking ticket?

Friday 22 July 2016


It seems that Islanders get off about one in every forty-five parking fines.

Figures released under a freedom of information request show 7,425 tickets have been issued up to the end of June this year, but that just 158 have been successfully appealed.

The figures also show that in the first six month of this year 166 people have been summoned to the Magistrate’s Court for not paying their fines.

Over the past five years the ratio of fines issued, the number successfully appealed against, and the number of people going to court have remained roughly the same.

The record year for the number of tickets issued was 2011 - 14,736. Perhaps surprisingly it was also one of the years in which your chances of getting your ticket cancelled was less likely. Just 241 got let off. That works out at about one in every 64 tickets. 2011 was also the year the biggest number of drivers found themselves in court: 610.

The year you were most likely to get your fine cancelled was 2014. One in every 37 people who contested their tickets was successful.

 

 

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