Taxis get fined for collecting passengengers from Edinburgh airport drop off zone
One of our drivers had picked up from the drop off area at Edinburgh airport.
We fully accept that is illegal as signs show when you enter the ‘Drop off zone’.
Vehicle Control Services Limited (Creditor) issued the Charge Notice letter 3 months and 7 days after the airport transfer by normal post. We asked ourselves where to find all the terms and conditions of this scam?
Fine to be paid: £60 within 14 days or £100 within 14 to 28 days.
However as per quote of Adrian Witherow (EDI airport Chief Operating Officer) in Edinburgh Live :
“The safety of staff and passengers is always our number one priority and practices like touting and tailgating must be addressed to ensure the drop-off zone is a safe environment for everyone.
“It’s important that we provide a steady supply of taxis and private hire cars for passengers who land in Edinburgh but, unfortunately, a rise in these unsafe practices is impacting on our ability to do that.
“Touting is also denying our licenced taxis business and we have a responsibility to protect the integrity of that service, especially when that agreement ensures a supply of cars available for our passengers and customers at all hours of the day.
Taxi driver received fine for collecting passengers from the drop off zone of Edinburgh airport
Our conclusion is that the airport boss wants to prevent “Touting” at Edinburgh airport “Drop off area”, however how can you distinguish from the footage if this was a “hire reward job” AND/ OR an advance booking?
Challenge a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
Appeal against Edinburgh Drop Off parking charge
There is an independant appeal service is you find your pentalty charge was unlawfully presented (Please do not pay your penalty before appealing)
You may appeal on any ground which undermines the lawfulness of the charge or which otherwise affects the suggestion that you are liable for it.
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The Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) was introduced in 2012 to help customers deals with non-council related parking fines. POPLA governs appeals from people who have been given a fine for parking on private land. However, they will only take your case if your appeal has been rejected by the parking firm first. POPLA is an independent body; they are not affiliated with any operators. If you are successful in your appeal with them, your charges can be cancelled. However, if POPLA disagree, then you would have to pay the fine and if you refuse, the parking firm could take you to a claims court.
To challenge a PCN contact MPC who sent you the letter. You should do this within 28 days from the date it was issued.
“There is an online selection of reasons to base your contest of the charge on“
You can apeal to MYPARKINGCHARGE.co.uk and the website will redirect you to : https://excel.zatappeal.com.
You will need to present your Notice reference number and the registration on the vehicle.
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If you feel your personal details have been optained and used inappropriately you may complain to the DVLA:
|Table of tariffs at Edinburgh airport drop off zone”:|
|Where is the drop-off zone?||Ground floor of the Multi-storey|
|0 – 5 mins||£2.00|
|5 – 10 mins||£4.00|
|10 min – 15 mins||£10.00|
|15 mins – 1 hour||£15.00|
|Thereafter||£15.00 per hour|
|Entry / Exit||Barrier controlled|
|Payment method||Cash, card, contactless and mobile payments.|
|Max stay?||2 hours. Cars can’t be left unattended|
|Blue badge holders||FREE for 1 hour|
|Vehicles allowed||Cars, motorbikes, minibus *|
|Height restrictions||Height 2.2m (7.2ft)|
|Other restrictions||– No taxi or private hire pick-ups.|
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