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hi what do you guys do about keeping your ticket safe from the parking machine in car parks eg someone walking off with it ? and getting done for not displaying a ticket

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This is a very interesting question, the sort of thing that hits you by surprise when you return to the car after purchasing the ticket. I did a bit of googling as to what motorcyclists do, and saw the advice to do as emptyat has said. A govenment document on motorcycle parking has the following paragraph "There is potentially a problem with Pay and Display, in that tickets displayed on motorcycles can be stolen. Moreover, the adhesive backing may be on the wrong side of the ticket to permit display on the front of a surface, as opposed to inside a windscreen. One solution to these problems has been implemented by Birmingham City Council, who provide a secure box into which motorcyclists post their Pay and Display ticket, having written their registration number on it." This made me think of another way of displaying the ticket, how about having a visible flat surface secured to the car and using a glue to stick the ticket to the surface. A glue that would mean destroying the ticket to remove it. So one would purchase the ticket, write the reg on it, photgraph it, stick it on the surface. Further tickets could just be glued on top. The surface could be engineered as to be easily removable using some sort of security bolt and key, and stowed out of sight when not in use. OR ... have a hinged perspex cover that is secured on top of the flat surface to prevent the ticket getting wet. Oh yes, another thought... if you use something like a steering wheel lock device whenever the car is parked you could fix the flat surface to the locking device. I use one of those that have a long bar to prevent the wheel from turning, the flat surface would be easily visible if it was fixed to the bar, say with tight jubilee clips.

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Cheaper DIY version of what Andi has linked to ...

Small piece of perspex heated and folded in half so you can slip a thin piece of aluminium in between where you place your ticket. Ally has a tab so you can pull it out easily. 2 holes - 1 in each top corner through plastic and ally so you can put a cable lock (e.g https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amtech-T1154-Hand-Tools-Transparent/dp/B06Y6H24GH/ref=asc_df_B06Y6H24GH/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=223170773229&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13162554426772147465&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007420&hvtargid=pla-422224529753&psc=1) through one and back through the other and around the steering wheel.


Although don't most accept payment by phone and just have a list of number plates they check against these days?

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