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If you've just forked out £143,000 for Ferrari, I think you'd probably want to be careful to not get the lovely red paint work scratched, right?
So, when parking his shiny supercar in Antrim, Northern Ireland, Kevin McWhinney thought the best course of action was to buy two spaces and park in the middle, to avoid it getting scratched or dented.
However, despite paying for the two spots, Kevin has been whacked with a £90 fine for 'not parking wholly within the markings of the bay/space'. Furious Kevin then appealed the fine, but was told there was 'no grounds for cancellation'.
Kevin appealed the fine, but was told there was 'no grounds for cancellation'. Credit: Mirrorpix
Kevin says his car - which is around 2.4m wide - isn't
a great fit for a standard parking space, which are usually 1.9m wide, and that
he has previously had a car dented while in a car park.
He told the Mirror: "It's about not wanting to get dents in the car. I previously had a BMW that was dented in a hotel car park and the hotel paid for the repairs in the end.
Kevin bought tickets for both spaces he used. Credit: Mirropix
"But since then I have always done this - paid for two spaces - and this is the first time I have ever been fined for doing it in 15 or 20 years.
"I try to fight for public rights on certain issues so they don't have to swallow this crap, but in this instance, I'm fighting for my own right. Where can I park my car safely without being fined?"
Following his appeal, he was a sent a letter which read: "The PCN was correctly issued. Your vehicle was not parked completely within a marked bay.
"Article 5 of the of the Off-Street Parking Order (Northern Ireland) states: 'The driver of a vehicle shall not permit it to wait in a parking space other than in a position wholly within a parking Bay where such has been marked'."
Kevin added that the £90 isn't the issue, but it's about 'common sense' and is all set to carry on fighting the fine.
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