Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

A woman sentenced to pay £ 149 in coins after spending just five minutes on the airport parking lot

It's no secret that car parks can be incredibly expensive no matter where you are.

Whether it is a hospital car park, a shopping center or, in this case, an airport, if you wish to leave your car for some time, you will have to pay a price.

But a woman had a real shock when she went to leave the parking depot of Bristol Airport recently and prepared to pay the right to pay £ 1 to raise the barrier, reports Bristol Live.

The payment device monitor did not want her to pay only £ 1, but he asked Susanne Willdig to give him a whopping £ 149.

Ms Willdig said that she had spent less than five minutes on the airport car park, which equates to a parking fee of £ 1,788 per hour.

And there was another trap – the £ 149 had to be paid in coins because the machine did not accept the cards.

Like most people who might find themselves in such a situation, Susanne Willdig did not have 149 coins in her car or 74 £ 2 coins.

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In a strand of dilemma, a line of cars quickly began to form behind her at the exit.

Having received no response from the assistance button, and with a two-year-old child in the back seat of her car, she decided to seek help from a police officer on the parking.

"He radioed with his central office and finally, they let me out," she said.

"He thought that the machine just did not like my license plate, which is a standard plate, so I do not know why – it's never happened before."

Ms. Willdig added, "I took a photo of the machine asking for £ 149 in coins – who did that ?!

"I was not too worried about having to pay because it was clearly wrong, but my two year old son was not too happy to be stuck there."

A spokesman for Bristol Airport confirmed that the problem was that the license plate recognition camera system did not correctly recognize Ms. Willdig's license plate.

They said: "The passenger has a standard non-British registration plate (square non-oblong), which means that the automatic recognition system of the registration plate can not read properly." recording."

The spokesman added: "The staff responded to the intercom but the passenger was already out of the car and talking to the police.The parking team raised the barrier so that the passenger could get out of the car. car park."

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