Car parks’ ‘abusive’ over lost tickets

A COURT in La Rioja in northern Spain has declared that it “abusive” for car parks to charge 24 hours parking to clients if they lose their ticket.

This comes after a car park charged €22 to a man who lost his ticket and had only been parked for two hours in January 2010 in Logroño. He should have only paid €4.80.

The company was sentenced to return the money and legal costs, as the time at which the vehicle had entered the car park was recorded on CCTV footage.

This would allow them to check how long the vehicle has been there and charge accordingly.

The company appealed the sentence but it has been confirmed by the provincial court.

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