I was fined £650 for driving outside my own HOME – I feel like I’m living in jail
A DAD fined £650 for driving outside his own home challenged the penalties – and won.
Abdul Noormohamed said "justice" had been served after his local council revoked the wrongful charges for parking in a restricted area.
The 39-year-old received five tickets for entering a designated school zone which is limited to certain hours.
But the dad lives on his road in Harrow, North West London – and his car and van are both registered.
The repeated fines meant Abdul was forced to take a longer route back from work to avoid getting caught by the camera and being ordered to cough up any more.
And it left him feeling like he was "living in a prison" on his own road.
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But after complaining to the council and several local MPs, he has finally had the charges revoked.
He told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: "It feels like a huge weight off my shoulders.
"[The council] still hasn’t accepted any fault, they still made me register even though I’d already done so, but at least they cancelled them."
Although Abdul is personally off the hook, his neighbours are still facing similar problems, and it's wreaking havoc for delivery drivers.
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"I’d have people coming and going all day every day, but I can’t anymore as they’re scared of getting fined," he said.
The school streets scheme first came into force to restrict drop off and pick up times near schools at peak times.
This came despite reported opposition in the area to other motoring measures such as pop-up cycle lanes and low-traffic neighbourhoods.
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