A MAN has spoken out after he was slapped with a “kick in the teeth” parking fine.
John Dolman, of Tissington Close, Chesterfield, said he and his wife went to watch a show in town and parked in the Donut Car Park.
He bought a parking ticket, put it on the dashboard and the pair left for the performance. But when they returned, the ticket was in the footwell and the couple had been handed a fine.
“As I closed the car door, the ticket – which wasn’t adhesive – must have drifted from the dashboard to the footwell so the traffic warden wouldn’t have seen it,” claimed 52-year-old care worker John. Despite sending the ticket to the council to prove he bought one, he has still had to pay the £25 fine.
“It is a bit of a kick in the teeth – I’d never been given a parking fine before this,” he added.
A Chesterfield Borough Council spokesman said that fined motorists have an opportunity to appeal against parking fines.