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