The builder was surprised to receive 51 fines for driving in one day for the fact that he repeatedly drove on the road, only for residents for five months.
John Barrett claims to have received a message from his shocked wife Lisa, who is also 54 years old, after more than 50 letters arrived earlier this month, all of which contained fines of up to £ 6,350.
The 54-year-old says the charges – costing £ 130 at a time – were leveled because his trips to the gym saw him drive up the road just for residents of Chiswick in the west London.
However, the father of three claims that he has a permit that allows his Tesla to use the route without penalties – and the fines are written out incorrectly.
He said: “It’s funny, no warnings, nothing else. No letter to say you were filmed on camera driving this road and we believe you shouldn’t be.
“It’s unbelievable. Imagine if I was someone really vulnerable. Not to mention that my permission allows me to enjoy this road.
“The cost to the taxpayer was probably huge – each post has three screenshots of my car.
“The time it would take them to print these screenshots and put the letter in an envelope would cost a whole.
“All they had to do was insert my registration into their computer and they would see that I had permission. It took a long time. “
The guy had to respond to each individual fine to challenge it, as he argues that the Council of Hounslow will not accept a general response.
However, he has yet to receive a response from the board, as the angry guy added, “It’s such stress and it’s not okay to give people no warning and I have 28 days to pay but they get 56 days to reply to email only.
“It’s crazy. What are they doing that they need 56 days to write an email? I respond to more than 50 emails a day.”
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A statement from the Hounslow Council on the incident said: “The car that received the PCN was rented from a leasing company. They indicated incorrect address information for the address further down the road.
“Acceptable numbers received the wrong address. When a resident emailed their resident status / permission, the officer canceled their PCN and sent a letter stating that they needed to apply for exemption.
“However, this letter was again sent to the wrong address. Then the next fines were issued, because they still did not apply for release (because the letter went to the wrong address). Now all the fines are canceled.”