Parking Fines and Photo Evidence
Last edited 13/08/2019 - 08:47 by 1 other user
Hi all, first time user and unsure if in correct area of the site but any advice on this subject would be great.
Had an interesting thing happen recently…
Dropped my young bloke at school (16yrs) and had an "parking/ranger inspector" take a photo of me while he exited the car. I got a fine in the mail for stopping in a no stop zone (fair enough) I didn't realise it was a no stop zone. My problem is that in the photos, I searched for on the revenue site, it shows my son in full view and in all the photos it shows another "Ranger/Inspector" taking a photo from another angle and looks as if they are photographing my son.
My issue is… how do I or anyone for that matter, know that the photos aren't being used for more sinister purposes. The person in question only has hooded type jumper and I think it has the local council logo on it.
It posed a number of questions…
How do I know it is for evidence? Are they allowed to take photos of school kids or just the cars? Should my sons face be blurred out in the photos for privacy as he's underage? Why don't they display that they are indeed inspectors so they don't get belted by someone for taking photos? I'm sure if they were confronted they would be more then happy to show people so why not display them.
I'm not trying to get out of the fine (sort of) but just a bit concerned. How many others has it happened to and how do they REALLY know it's for evidence? Unfortunately this is how people (or just me) have to think nowadays.
Open for discussion to all…