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    If you stay by the car with your hazards on, the warden should have common sense to leave you alone. Especially when you turn the ignition key to no avail! But if you abandon the car it looks like any other parked vehicle so you are asking for a ticket I'm afraid.

    The law does make exceptions for stopping on red routes, clearways, etc if you are broken down but you need the evidence to back it up. Especially in the days of automatic cameras.

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    I was in a parking space that you can be in for 3 hours I could only get a tow 2 hour after that. There was a pool of oil round the car.

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    Council and Police tickets are the only ones enforceable.

    Its definatly a council ticket and not a private firm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    No private tow.
    Any CCTV cameras in the area? You can request the footage and I believe they are required to provide it. If it shows your car being towed that adds weight to your case about being broken down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Why can't the guy handing out the ticket read I put a sign in the window
    Because he's probably seen every excuse going for people to get out of paying. So when it comes to a legitimate breakdown like yours you get no sympathy from the warden.

    Certainly appeal, maybe throw in a receipt for parts or repair bills to prove it was broken down to try and help?

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