THANK you, Mr Moore, for VRN information, but you miss the point that many people in Worthing have never owned a vehicle, so would not have that knowledge.
They purchase visitors’ permits in good faith, feeling safe and confident. When their visitor leaves and finds they have a penalty ticket, it spoils what should have been a lovely day.
Also, a neighbour’s residential permit fell on to the seat and she was pressurised by NSL; she paid up as it was too much hassle. They have a computerised system of registration and know that it’s paid for in advance for one year, so it must have been a genuine accident. It makes no difference; they want the money. I would suggest that any resident visitors receiving a penalty ticket give all details to their local councillor to deal with on their behalf.
Most councillors do not know that the problem exists until they are told.