Brits are fine-dodging scoundrels

Sarah Coles
yellow lines on a squashed hedgehog
yellow lines on a squashed hedgehog

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A new survey has revealed that one in twelve British drivers have successfully appealed a parking fine when they knew they were in the wrong, while over a fifth don't think that breaking parking rules 'counts' as breaking the law.

So should we really be trying to get around the law? And if we're willing to break the rules, what are the most effective excuses for avoiding a fine?