As well as telling the story of ordinary motorists passionately fighting their individual tickets (aka Penalty Charge Notices) the film explores the world of the dedicated, amateur “Parking Campaigner”; obsessed, parking crusaders who believe that councils are unjustly punishing motorists and using parking as a way to “raise revenue”. These campaigners have dedicated their lives to pointing out the injustices of the system, battling councils and saving other motorists from receiving “unjust tickets”. Their methods are many and varied – some get tickets deliberately to prove their point, others take their parking tickets to the High Court, while one group have formed a masked motor cycle gang to take their fight to the streets.
The film also features cases that have been taken to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal: the legally-binding national body that has the final say on whether motorists must pay their Parking Tickets or not.
A Century Films production for BBC
1 x 50 minutesFilm EditorWilliam GrayburnExecutive ProducerLiesel EvansProducerJo EvansFilmed and directed byJames Ross
"Highly entertaining...it had me laughing out loud."Daily Telegraph