Fair up to point

Fair up to point

Fair up to point

First published in Letters by

SO COUNCIL leader James Alexander has decided to refund the many people who were fined for crossing Lendal Bridge during the trial period.

That sounds very fair of him, but only if the members of the public who were caught out apply for a refund.

Why doesn’t the council contact people who were fined as a gesture of goodwill?

Cllr Alexander says he wants to “draw a line under the matter” – I bet he does. It’s another mistake this council has made.

Sandra McClaren, Boroughbridge Road, York.

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8:19pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Justin7 says...

You're the one who can't read street signs. No one should be compensated for their stupidity, regardless of how wrong the closure was.
You're the one who can't read street signs. No one should be compensated for their stupidity, regardless of how wrong the closure was. Justin7
  • Score: 11

3:36am Sat 19 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

Justin7 wrote:
You're the one who can't read street signs. No one should be compensated for their stupidity, regardless of how wrong the closure was.
Exactly... the signs were bright yellow. Next thing you know, we'll have people writing in to the press saying "I was driving along St Maurices Road from Monk Bar to Peasholme Green and a car hit me... but the driver of the other car didn't come over to say sorry or give me his insurance details as a gesture of goodwill" with no mention of the fact they ignore a 'no entry' sign.

Road signs are there to be read and understood... just because you're not competant enough to read a dam sign, I don't see why my council tax should go up to fund your fine being refunded!
[quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: You're the one who can't read street signs. No one should be compensated for their stupidity, regardless of how wrong the closure was.[/p][/quote]Exactly... the signs were bright yellow. Next thing you know, we'll have people writing in to the press saying "I was driving along St Maurices Road from Monk Bar to Peasholme Green and a car hit me... but the driver of the other car didn't come over to say sorry or give me his insurance details as a gesture of goodwill" with no mention of the fact they ignore a 'no entry' sign. Road signs are there to be read and understood... just because you're not competant enough to read a dam sign, I don't see why my council tax should go up to fund your fine being refunded! Magicman!
  • Score: 8

7:31am Sat 19 Jul 14

Thecynic says...

The Council have a duty to ensure that those who were charged receive a refund.
I am not trying to 'put the boot' in here against the Council, but it would be just the same if the Taxman overcharged you, or your electricity supplier overcharged you. They have a duty to ensure that any monies that are not legally owed are refunded to the proper people.
The Council have a duty to ensure that those who were charged receive a refund. I am not trying to 'put the boot' in here against the Council, but it would be just the same if the Taxman overcharged you, or your electricity supplier overcharged you. They have a duty to ensure that any monies that are not legally owed are refunded to the proper people. Thecynic
  • Score: -14

8:10am Sun 20 Jul 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Magicman! wrote:
Justin7 wrote:
You're the one who can't read street signs. No one should be compensated for their stupidity, regardless of how wrong the closure was.
Exactly... the signs were bright yellow. Next thing you know, we'll have people writing in to the press saying "I was driving along St Maurices Road from Monk Bar to Peasholme Green and a car hit me... but the driver of the other car didn't come over to say sorry or give me his insurance details as a gesture of goodwill" with no mention of the fact they ignore a 'no entry' sign.

Road signs are there to be read and understood... just because you're not competant enough to read a dam sign, I don't see why my council tax should go up to fund your fine being refunded!
Your both ignoring the ruling by the government traffic adjudicator who pointed out the use of ANPR wasn't legal, so therefore despite the fact you both superiorly point out drivers missing the signage, the fines need to be refunded.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: You're the one who can't read street signs. No one should be compensated for their stupidity, regardless of how wrong the closure was.[/p][/quote]Exactly... the signs were bright yellow. Next thing you know, we'll have people writing in to the press saying "I was driving along St Maurices Road from Monk Bar to Peasholme Green and a car hit me... but the driver of the other car didn't come over to say sorry or give me his insurance details as a gesture of goodwill" with no mention of the fact they ignore a 'no entry' sign. Road signs are there to be read and understood... just because you're not competant enough to read a dam sign, I don't see why my council tax should go up to fund your fine being refunded![/p][/quote]Your both ignoring the ruling by the government traffic adjudicator who pointed out the use of ANPR wasn't legal, so therefore despite the fact you both superiorly point out drivers missing the signage, the fines need to be refunded. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -4

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