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Cashless parking: Making the right call

Does offering a discount to drivers who use phone parking discriminate against older people?

Mark Moran
12 September 2023
Does offering a discount to drivers who use phone parking discriminate against older people? (Image: GEM Motoring Assist)

 

Drivers parking in Sutton are now paying higher fees when they use cash rather than a phone app. The south London council increased parking prices in June for people using machines to pay, but maintained the previous price for drivers who use an app or call a telephone number on the nearest machine. Following the change, using council-owned car parks for an hour costs £3 if paid for at a machine but just £2 via the RingGo phone service.

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