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Parking tickets wrongly issued

A year ago today clamping on private land was banned and replaced by parking tickets.

But there are new claims thousands of drivers have been charged too much and warning signs don't meet new regulations.

Figures obtained by ITV News Meridian reveal almost 14,000 drivers have taken cases to an independent appeals panel.

Of the cases heard, almost half have been won by drivers.

The AA say they have evidence that drivers are being charged more than the £100 recommended charge, and in some cases warning signs are poor.

The British Parking Association say of more than two million tickets issued, just a fraction have been appealed. They insist the system is fair.


Calls to scrap crossing tolls

Dartford crossing tolls Credit: ITV Meridian

The Alliance of British Drivers is calling for the tolls at the Dartford crossing to be scrapped completely.

The Government plans to remove the existing barriers by autumn next year but motorists will still have to pay to use the crossing by phone, text or online.

The Alliance says the free-flow charging will cause inconvenience for drivers having to remember to pay and that they risk getting fined if they forget, plus the hassle of running such a system.