contravention code 99

Ok we have one - here's an opportunity to have one - if you got a point of view about something and want to share it - here's where you do it.
Post Reply
vblanche
ALPINA
ALPINA
Posts: 1662
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

contravention code 99

Post by vblanche » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:08 pm

Hi,

received today a penalty charge of £50 for contravention code 99 (stopping on zigzag). didn't know about this code...

I just stopped before a pedestrian cross to drop a friend and went, literally stopped 10 sec, and i'm getting a penalty charge...that's ridiculous.

can I appeal?

thanks
vincent
2002 B3 3.3x touring No 100

ade and liz flint
ALPINA
ALPINA
Posts: 7092
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:33 pm

Re: contravention code 99

Post by ade and liz flint » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:31 pm

vblanche wrote:Hi,

received today a penalty charge of £50 for contravention code 99 (stopping on zigzag). didn't know about this code...

I just stopped before a pedestrian cross to drop a friend and went, literally stopped 10 sec, and i'm getting a penalty charge...that's ridiculous.

can I appeal?

thanks

vincent
Bugger! Must have been caught on automatic camera...doubtful an appeal would work IMO. Maybe someone else has experience of this, however you can't stop on a zigzag, unfortunately.
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

User avatar
taylormartin
AL
AL
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:11 pm
Location: Stafford

Re: contravention code 99

Post by taylormartin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:53 pm

vblanche wrote:Hi,

received today a penalty charge of £50 for contravention code 99 (stopping on zigzag). didn't know about this code...

I just stopped before a pedestrian cross to drop a friend and went, literally stopped 10 sec, and i'm getting a penalty charge...that's ridiculous.

can I appeal?

thanks
vincent
What a load of crap, i've never heard of that one before.
Appeal i would, you've got nothing to lose!
Image

D3#116

User avatar
SJobson
A
A
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:58 pm
Location: Warwickshire

Post by SJobson » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:19 pm

Parking on a zig-zag is an offence which attracts not just a fine but 3 points on your licence. For good reason; if vehicles are parked there, they obscure the view of pedestrians waiting to cross.

Be grateful you have been given a fixed penalty only because if you appeal and it goes to court, you may get points too.
E46 B3S convertible #112 - sold
E34 535i Sport, C350 CDI Sport estate, MX5

User avatar
taylormartin
AL
AL
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:11 pm
Location: Stafford

Post by taylormartin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:22 pm

ok don't appeal!

stopping is different than parking, surely???

I see where you coming from tho sjobson!
Image

D3#116

vblanche
ALPINA
ALPINA
Posts: 1662
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Post by vblanche » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:30 pm

we were just stopping, not parking. on the photo, you can see the car just on the side of the road, stop lights on and my friend leaving the car. I agree with "not parking on zigzag", but stopping? if someone was coming behind us, I believe this person should not try to pass us (therefore avoid to hustle or worst any pedestrian)...
anyway, lesson taken...
2002 B3 3.3x touring No 100

User avatar
SJobson
A
A
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:58 pm
Location: Warwickshire

Post by SJobson » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:11 pm

Stopping and parking are the same thing - if you're not in a traffic jam or waiting at red lights, then I don't think any distinction is made.

Best of luck if you do appeal, but for the sake of £50 I would really advise you not to become a test case on the point at which stopping becomes parking!
E46 B3S convertible #112 - sold
E34 535i Sport, C350 CDI Sport estate, MX5

ade and liz flint
ALPINA
ALPINA
Posts: 7092
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:33 pm

Post by ade and liz flint » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:21 pm

SJobson wrote:Stopping and parking are the same thing - if you're not in a traffic jam or waiting at red lights, then I don't think any distinction is made.

Best of luck if you do appeal, but for the sake of £50 I would really advise you not to become a test case on the point at which stopping becomes parking!
'Stopping' is the main word here...you can't do it on a zigzag, for obvious reasons. I agree that it could become costly to appeal.....Also worth remembering these camera are installed on box junctions, too, now, as well as bus and taxi lanes. Can be costly just popping into town :evil:
Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

Post Reply