Drivers face heavy fines over TikTok parking hack going viral


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Birmingham Mail

A warning has been issued over a TikTok parking hack which is going viral. The trick could land you with a heavy fine, according to motoring experts.

The hack – which has been viewed millions of times – involves pretending your car has broken down. Motorists are told to pretend to be waiting to be fixed to navigate their way out of a parking ticket.

Harrison Woods, CEO at Your Parking Space, has wanred: “Despite plenty of commenters feeling that if you’re willing to fight your corner you may be able to get out of a ticket, if you follow this hack you will still get a ticket and have to pay unless you can prove, with receipts, that your car was waiting for either repairs or vehicle collection.

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“Cameras can also be used to provide evidence of the condition of your car, in addition to your claims needing to be in line with what the parking officer has said about your case.” He added: “Leaving your car bonnet open when you are away from your vehicle will only lead to water damage or in other cases, harmful intrusion and temptation for thieves.

“That means you could be left seriously out of pocket if you’re your car is damaged and you have no evidence of how the damage occurred. Paying for parking may feel like an inconvenience at the time, but guaranteeing the safety of your car will cause you a lot less problems in the long run.”

Mr Woods continued: “We strongly advise against copying this hack as it leaves your vehicle in a very vulnerable position. Leaving your car hood open when you are away from your vehicle will only lead to water damage or in other cases, harmful intrusion and temptation for thieves.

“That means you could be left seriously out of pocket if you’re your car is damaged and you have no evidence of how the damage occurred. Paying for parking may feel like an inconvenience at the time, but guaranteeing the safety of your c…

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