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Thread: Bus fare fine, surely they can't prove it was you ?

  
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    Bus fare fine, surely they can't prove it was you ?

    A year ago my girl friend got a bus fare fine for having the wrong ticket on a bus. Stupidly she told them her name and address and sent her a letter. Her father said he would sort it out but never did, he did not contact them at all about it so it is still dead.

    She got a letter the other day saying they are coming round to collect a £75 fine.

    Right what evidence do they have to prove that it was her that gave that name and address and not a girl that didnt like her or so on ???

    there can be no photographic or hard evidence to prove it was her.

    Surely when they turn up we can just say were is the evidence if not bi mate.


    Do not bother answering with anything police or law I do not care and will ignore you. No offence but i really dont care about the councils laws that have no meaning.

    Anything helpful is welcome

    Thanks very much

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    Most bus's mate have CCTV built onto bus there near front of bus facing down isle
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    so in that case we can request to see a picture before handing any money over? in our rights ? is that correct ?

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    Yeah man,they have bloody cctv
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    I would refuse to pay it. Ask to see evidence before paying anything. Deny everything lol

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    surely if it was over a year ago they prosicute?
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    this is what im thinking, it all seems like the goverment try to get money for anything and dont give up unless you make it clear your not an idiot

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    you dont want anything law but you want an answer? Well here goes anyway, a bus fine is a civil matter and as such the burden of proof is on the inspectors, if they havent takebn you to court then they have no legal right to demand the payment, they are effectively asking for it. Unless an admission was recorded at the time or they have some other factual proof then they would be unlikely to be successful in a claim in the county court. The only thing i would be worried about is video surveilance on the bus, they may retain the tapes of journeys they picked people up on.

    In short id be inclined to deny everything and ask them for more information as you couldnt recall the event, see what they come up with.
    N.b. any opinitons expressed above should be ignored and considered 'ramblings', under no circumstances should they be relied upon...

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    ring them and ask them what legislation delegates the power to fine a person to the company.
    chances are there will be none, and its just a case of adhering to their terms and conditions when you enter into a contract with them, in which case let them know it wasnt your girlfriend on the bus, you don't know who supplied those details and since your girlfriend was not a party to their contract with whomever WAS on the bus then she owes them nothing. Throw in a little bit about any further correspondenc regarding this matter will be reported as harassment to the necessary authorities.

    IF they do have the power to fine you then deny deny deny until they get you with evidence!

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    beaten to it...... what graeme said

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