Eve burst out laughing when she noticed the image connected to the penalty discover (Picture: SWNS)A driver has criticised the council after she received a effective for her van which was on the again of a breakdown truck.
Eve Scragg, 38, acquired a Bristol Clean Air Zone effective on September 25, which works equally to London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).
She acquired a £69 effective from Bristol council – however she was left laughing when she noticed the image connected as proof.
The picture confirmed her van was being taken by means of the town centre on the again of an AA restoration truck.
Eve lives within the Easton space of Bristol and based native enterprise Fan The Flames Marketing and Design.
She stated: ‘When I opened the effective I used to be somewhat confused as I knew I hadn’t pushed by means of the clear air zone.
‘I’m at all times cautious to pay the cost upfront if I do, however then laughed after I noticed that the van was so clearly on the again of a restoration truck.
Her van is clearly on the again of a restoration truck (Picture: SWNS)
Thankfully the PCN has been cancelled (Picture: SWNS)‘It’s a shiny yellow ex-AA van on the highest of an enormous yellow AA lorry, so you’ll be able to’t precisely miss it!
‘I appealed the effective because it’s clearly incorrect.
‘The undeniable fact that I received the effective reveals that they don’t have a human sense-check earlier than sending out the PCNs, and their techniques aren’t as much as scratch.’
Eve raised considerations that others might be left with unfair fines as a result of similar error – as drivers solely have so lengthy to attraction the discover.
She added: ‘Hopefully I’ll hear from the council with a cancellation quickly, but when I hadn’t noticed the effective and appealed it in time I’d have been left with a hefty effective.
‘There’s solely a restricted interval in which you’ll attraction, so when you’re away for instance, it appears fairly unfair to be landed with the cost and threats when you don’t pay it.
‘The storage I took the van into stated apparently it occurs on a regular basis.
‘Bristol metropolis council really want to repair the problem, or not less than test the images earlier than sending out the fines.’
A council spokesperson acknowledged the penalty cost discover had been despatched out in error and had now been cancelled.
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