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Do not pay fines after the typo

Two motorists do not have to pay for parkeringsbøder, which they got, because they entered their number plates are wrong, since they paid.

It has the Supreme court decided Thursday.

Both drivers paid for parking at an atm. There was not print a physical ticket, but the information about payment was sent to an online database.

Unfortunately for the drivers, they had both made a mistake when they entered their registration numbers in connection with the payment. The one typed a letter for a bit, and the other is a letter too much.

It meant that parkeringsvagten by a lookup in the database will not be able to see that they had paid for parking, and they got a fine.

the Supreme court put emphasis on the fact that drivers had paid for parking, and there were vehicles with the registration numbers, which they entered by mistake.

- the Supreme court noted that there is therefore no risk of abuse, including that of another car driver had parked his vehicle in the same area and benefited from the paid parking, writes the court.

the high Court was also reached that the Municipality could not maintain the charges.

Prior to that was the cases, however, fallen differently out in the bailiff's court.

In one case, said the judge, that it is the driver's responsibility to make sure that the information entered is correct. The driver was therefore sentenced to pay the fine.

In the second case reached the court to a different conclusion.

Although the driver is responsible for that the information is correct, could the municipality in the case identify the car and find that there was paid parking. The court repealed therefore parkeringsbøden.

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