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Rules about parking fines to be harmonised. Government to step in with measures to curb unreasonable companies. There is good news for motorists. According to budstikka.no, unreasonably high fines for excess parking in privately-run parking areas will be a thing of the past from 2011, thanks to government intervention. How much they can charge is to be regulated.What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander Complaints procedures are also to be harmonised.

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Rules about parking fines to be harmonised

Published on Friday, 17th July, 2009 at 16:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Government to step in with measures to curb unreasonable companies.

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There is good news for motorists. According to budstikka.no, unreasonably high fines for excess parking in privately-run parking areas will be a thing of the past from 2011, thanks to government intervention. How much they can charge is to be regulated.

What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander

Complaints procedures are also to be harmonised.

“At the moment, the fines are relatively inexpensive should you have exceeded you parking time in a public car park, whereas private companies can charge several thousands. I understand that people find this both strange and unfair” State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications Department, Guri Størvold, tells the paper.

Look for the signs

Størvold goes on to say that the new measures will mean that both will also have to display and apply the same rules, and provide charging stations for electric cars. In addition, the private companies will have to provide free spaces for parking for the disabled; something that is currently compulsory in public car parks.

According to Størvold, the aim of this new system is to prevent cowboy companies setting up shop.

“We wish to rid the parking industry of those who are unprofessional.”

It will still be up to the individual companies to decide how much they can charge for parking per hour, though. But with the revised procedures in place, the government will be able to fine, or even revoke their licence to run a parking business.

Revenge at last, you might say.



Published on Friday, 17th July, 2009 at 16:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: private, parking, companies, fines, annoying, rules, harmonised, government, intervention.





  
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