- Canberra drivers given warnings on Christmas Eve instead of $114 parking fines
- More than 200 got a reminder note encouraging them to do better next year
- Fines still handed out for parking in forbidden or dangerous areas
White motorists around Australia are slapped with huge fines and double demerits for speeding, those overstaying their parking got a reprieve.
Canberra drivers who returned to their cars seeing the dreaded yellow envelope wedged under their windscreen wipers were delighted to find the was no fine.
Instead, parking inspectors left a cheery note letting them know their error and encouraging them to be more careful next year.
Canberra drivers were given festive warnings on Christmas Eve instead of $114 parking fines, with notes attached encouraging them to be more careful next year
‘Hi there, you’ve overstayed on your parking today,’ the note began.
‘Our Festive Season gift to you is: this warning instead of a $114 fine.
‘Your New Year’s Resolution to us: parking safely and fairly in 2018. Best Wishes from Access Canberra.’
More than 200 errant drivers were let off on Christmas Eve, instead of being hit with the hefty fine that would spoil their evening.
More than 200 errant drivers were let off on Christmas Eve, instead of being hit with the hefty fine that would spoil their evening
Parking inspectors usually go easy on motorists over Christmas but the territory this year took a more coordinated approach.
The idea was to remind drivers of the rules so they would be less likely to break them next year.
However, those who parked in no standing zones, pedestrian crossing, footpaths, loading zones and similar areas would still get a fine.