NSW car-users burn $5 million annually on over-feeding meters
NSW car-users burn $5 million annually on over-feeding meters Samantha Elley

NSW motorists overpay for parking

PARANOIA is driving motorists to waste money by over-feeding parking meters to avoid fines.

According to new research, New South Wales' car-users burn $5 million annually and across the country motorists over-spend by $15 million.

Parking app provider CellOPark's study also found that 13% of the state's drivers had been unfairly hit with fines resulting from faulty meters or machinery.

CellOPark managing director Michael Doherty said the state's car users paid about $2 extra every time they parked to thwart parking inspectors.

"Drivers are being hit with fines left, right and centre, so it's no surprise they're guestimating and over-feeding the meter," Mr Doherty said.

"Taking out this form of parking insurance shouldn't be necessary.

"There is a real need to update and revitalise the country's parking systems to make it easier and fairer for motorists,'' he said.

- APN NEWSDESK



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