I found this on a pepipoo site http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showtopic=50710
"I know this is an old post but my reply is for future readers...
Basically, this driver has past a legal road sign ‘Motor Vehicles Prohibited - Except for Access’
Once a motor vehicle enters this zone, the driver must be a resident of the street, a delivery vehicle with proof of access in the form of a delivery note, etc, refuse collectors, road/utility maintenance or trades persons working on a residents property with written verifiable evidence clearly displayed on dashboard, etc.
Ignorance of the signs or not seeing them is no mitigation in Court.
These signs are placed by the local council to address parking issues in the area that causes residents inconvenience. Examples are: train users using surrounding street as daily or long term parking, shoppers saving money by not using pay and display car parks, drivers attending major events such as football matches or concerts not wishing to use car parks to save money.
It is a ‘moving traffic offence’ which con stables in uniform can issue FPNs which is basically a Report for Summons to Magistrates Court is penalty not paid or driver wishes to dispute the ticket at Court. The police officer would know if the vehicle had been driven to the area as the vehicle can only have gotten there by passing the signage.
There’s no point in disputing the ticket as it is a proven offence, and the court will increase the fine to take into account admin costs and police wasted time should he/she be asked to attend. |"