Had to pull off the motorway as I got a most awful migraine and it was dangerous to drive. Pulled into Welcome Break Services on M5. Fell asleep, woke up and drove away.
Received a Received from Parking Eye – had over stayed free parking by 15 mins. Sent 5 letters to them asking for mitigating circumstances – they ignored all of them. Offered to pay the difference after the free time – no response.
Appealed to POPLA (wished I had not) they said they could not accept mitigating circumstances and that there was a breach of contract. Wrote to the Minister of Transport and Local MP.
Just received a Claim Notice from Northampton County Court for £165.00 (£100 parking, £15 court fee, £50 solicitors cost!). This is ludicrous and way out of proportion to the monies of charge.
I am not sure whether to defend. I REALLY want to as you are encouraged not to drive tired etc. I avoided a potential accident happening and no intention of staying there past the two hour period but I was not well. Watch this space