$1000 In Fines For Blocking His Own Driveway

Publish Date
Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 7:27AM
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

A Dunedin man in incensed after finding his vehicle ticketed again for parking over an unused driveway - his own.

Todd Treweek said he had been given about 10 tickets on his vehicle for parking in front of the garage outside his home in Caversham since buying the house about two years ago.

Another vehicle was stored in the garage and there were often no other parks available on the narrow and congested cul-de-sac when he finished late shifts as a chef, Mr Treweek said.

"I'm disappointed with what the [Dunedin City] Council are doing with this part of town," he said.

"Do they think it [parking over his own driveway] is hurting people? All it's hurting is my pocket."

The latest ticket was placed on his vehicle's windscreen at 7.39am last Saturday.

Mr Treweek could not understand why parking wardens could not come and speak to him about the problem, rather than issuing a ticket.

"I'm not obstructing the footpath," he said. "It's really nonsense. I just want to be left alone."

He had phoned the council to discuss the tickets, but had found staff condescending and unhelpful.

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