A moral victory?


In Brisbane, a man has had a $100 parking fine halved
but ordered to pay $2871 in court costs. According to the Courier Mail, Stephen
Hall, of Cleveland, in Redland City, said he thought he had reasonable grounds
to appeal against the ticket issued on January 17, 2009, after he parked his
motorcycle in George St, in Brisbane’s CBD.

A nearby sign indicated the area to the right of where
Mr Hall had parked was a bus zone, but there was nothing to suggest the area to
the left was off-limits. When he returned to his bike to find a Brisbane City
Council inspector issuing a ticket, Mr Hall was told the area was a no-standing
zone.

He claims that “soon after I told the council I
would fight the ticket, a new sign went up over the old one, stating the area
was no standing. If that had been there in the first place, I wouldn’t have
parked there.”

Read more on the story on the Courier Mail site here.

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