Pay-then-contest parking fines system is ‘Kafkaesque’

The new parking fines system used by many local councils in France has been labelled “Kafkaesque” and “ineffective” by a state official whose role is to stand up for the public’s rights.

The Défenseur des Droits’ comments come in a report on the forfait de post-stationnement, a scheme rolled out two years ago which gives flexibility to councils.

 It means councils can set the rates of fines ...

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