Trouble for Saxon Couple in Penny Parking: “I Laughed Inside!”
Voss & Team (MDR): Freiburg’s Egbert Vinzenz Schwarz (62) has trouble with a parking lot monitoring company who wrongly fined him 30 euros.
Freiburg/Ruhla – Egbert Vinzenz Schwarz (62) parked his car in a Freiburg penny car park for ten minutes twice a day. For this they will have to pay 30 euros. Due to an error in the parking lot monitoring system, which has happened many times in the past.
62-year-old drives to the parking lot of the Penny supermarket on March 1, 2022 at 9:01 am on Bundesstrae 101 / Olbernhauer Strae, as it currently is “Voss and Team” episode (MDR) emerges. After ten minutes he leaves the premises and goes to work.
At around 3:50 pm when he finishes work, he stops in the parking lot again to get his wife’s cake. At 4 p.m. Schwarz leaves again.
Five days later, he and his wife, Ute, receive mail from Stuttgarter. Parking monitoring company “Park and Control” (PAC)Which records the parking time in that parking space through automatic license plate recognition while driving in and out.
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If a car exceeds the maximum period of 90 minutes, a contractual fine of at least 30 euros may be imposed.
“I knew immediately what was in it before I opened the letter, and I almost laughed inside,” says Ute Schwarz. “The response was: ‘You can’t do that, no!'”
The Schwarz family is accused of constantly parking there from 9:01 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pair also addressed the PAC error, referring to a previous Voss & Team post, prompting the company to waive the €30 fine.
Other MDR viewers have also reported similar instances of false accusations of standing for too long in a PAC-monitored parking lot. Obviously, the system is not technically correct.
In mid-November 2021 it was Heike and Günter Langgut from Thuringia. From Ruhla he went to Bremen in a hired van to help his son move on.
They are said to have parked in a parking lot there from 8:12 pm to 8:30 am the next day.
Heike Langgut, who references the receipts and a Google Maps history, says, “When we wrote it was clear to me that they would see it was just a misunderstanding. We were not aware of any guilt and were able to prove it.” ” ,
At the time, the PAC cited two photographs of the entry and exit and initially insisted on paying a 30-euro fine, but later dropped its claims.
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