No parking tickets for license plate typos: Judge

On Saturday the court ruled that people in Amsterdam do not have to enter their license plate number into the parking meter.

The case was brought by a citizen who was fined by the municipality. He paid with an anonymous account. He deliberately did not enter his license plate number into the machine, because he feels that it violates his privacy.

As the citizen could prove that he had paid, the court destroyed the parking ticket that the man received. The municipality also has to pay the process costs of the man Because the court already destroyed the fine on the payment details, no judicial judgement was given on the privacy side of the case.

This is the second time that the court has found that parkers do not have to enter their license plate number into the parking meter. In May last year, the court came to the same conclusion. Then the parker had the receipt from the parking meter placed behind her windshield. She did not enter her license plate number because the touch screen of the machine did not work properly.

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