Thursday 29th August 2013
Be Wiser Insurance
Across the country well over a million drivers are chased through the courts for minor parking fines every year. Many are summonsed and didn’t even know they had an infringement because they have moved house or bought a car with an outstanding ticket on it.
 
The state of the parking system in the UK has become draconian and outdated with bailiffs and debt collectors hounding hapless and defenceless drivers for often what are only a few tens of pounds. Unfortunately, the system as it stands now means that the amount of the fine is increased, sometimes by double the amount, if the case goes to court. Plus the costs of the legal representation and then debt collectors are added on top and a £40 fine can quickly become a few hundred pounds owed.
 
In figures released by a leading motoring group have shown that around 1 in 10 of council motoring fines, mainly for parking, are handed over to bailiffs. In addition, once the case is in the hands of debt collectors the councils appear to wash their hands of the matter and will not attempt to help drivers in paying or appealing.
 
The good news is that the Ministry of Justice has been called on to get involved and put in place measures help protect unwitting drivers from aggressive debt collectors and make sure the system is punishing those who truly deserve it.

Tagged In:

We Are Here For You
Press Releases
Wednesday 14th July 2021
With the Government restrictions having come into effect we would like to remind you that we are able to continue to provide you with the help and support you may need. Our objective is to be able to provide you with a consistent and excellent service all year round.
Be Wiser Insurance
Press Releases
Friday 23rd April 2021
Be Wiser are delighted to be joining the Atlanta 1 group as a result existing customer policies will transfer to Atlanta 1 from the 30th April. Whilst this change does not impact the level of cover you have or the insurer that has underwritten your policy, we wanted to give as much information as possible so you can feel assured that you will continue to be covered in the same way.
Be Wiser Insurance Receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021
Press Releases
Monday 29th March 2021
Be Wiser Insurance has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.