Uber driver’s fury after he is slapped with a £130 fine after his broken-down car is taken into bus lane on back of a TOW TRUCK
- Mustafa Azman’s Vauxhall Insignia broke down in central London last month
- After a tow truck picked up the stranded vehicle it drove through a bus lane
- But both vehicles were picked up by London’s vehicle registration cameras
- Mustafa was given £130 fine but it has since been cancelled after he complained
An Uber driver has spoken of his fury at being given a £130 fine after his car was taken into a bus lane on a tow truck.
Mustafa Azman’s Vauxhall Insignia broke down in central London on December 21, forcing him to call for a recovery vehicle to take it to a nearby garage.
But when the tow truck drove along a bus lane, number plate recognition cameras picked up both vehicles. It meant Mr Azman was hit with a fine even though he could not have been behind the wheel.
Number plate recognition camera picked up both vehicles and and fines were sent to both their owners – even though it was obvious Mustafa Azman was not behind the wheel. A still from footage which captured the vehicles is pictured
Mustafa told The Sun: ‘We all make mistakes but this is a complete joke. I think common sense must be a dying species.
Uber driver Mustafa Azman has spoken of his fury after being slapped with the fine
He added that in recent years councils had ‘gone crazy with these cameras’ and that ‘they will try anything to get more revenue’.
He got the bad news on top of his £280 bill to fix the engine and exhaust fault which caused his car to break down.
Mustafa, 27, of North London, said: ‘You can see it’s on a truck.
‘I appealed straight away, saying, ‘Look at the evidence. It’s on a truck’.’
The City Of London cancelled the fine and aplogised to Mustafa for any convenience caused.
Mustafa, of Wood Green, North London, made light of being given the fine in this post on social media
A City of London Corporation spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm that the penalty charge notice issued to the driver was cancelled on receipt of an appeal.
‘We apologise for any inconvenience as a result of this error.’
The PCN issued to the tow truck was paid.