Unfair Melbourne City Parking Fine - What Can I Do?
Last edited 22/09/2019 - 01:33 by 1 other user
Long story short, 2 months ago I received the fined ticket, $84, for parking without pay inner Melbourne CBD. But I paid it via PayStay app and have record showed that I paid for my parking at 9:22, while the time on the ticket was 9:23, only 1-minute difference.
I disputed and they rejected it today. They stated "Our records show that your parking session was started after the officer began issuing the fine"
Should I just swallow? Worth to go to court? Any payment relating if I take it to court?
Edit 1: Well, I don't know why everybody here thinks everything being asked are fishy. Long story as requested then. I always park in that area 3-4 times a week. Always pay via Paystay app. I always park in the middle of the street rather than next to the walking path. That day, after stop and out of the car, I saw an opening in the traffic so I rushed toward the walking path. And then while continue walked toward my destination, I opened the app and placed a payment. I was not look back after crossing the street? So tell me is there anything fishy now?
Edit 2: I went to Virgin Bourke Street 3-4 times a week, morning. I always park near Exhibition x Lonsdale street, middle parking lane. So there is no way I can see the inspector while I am in the middle of my exercise inside the gym. Have records show the history of 2-3 months back.
Edit 3: After some helpful comment below, I looked at the fine and this is the details on it:
- Issue Time: 9:23
- Offence Time: 9:23
- Offence - Parked - Fail to pay a fee and obey instruction sign/meter/tickets. Road Safety Road Rule 2017 - Meter Expired.