Background:Yes, it is only 30 EUR, but it is NOT about the money.
- I received a 30 EUR parking ticket at the Hyvinkää hospital parking lot. Reason: My parking disc was set to the wrong time.
The ticket itself was marked for parking beyond the allowed time, i.e. marked as exceeding by two hours on the ticket. As I was leaving the lot, we noticed the traffic warden issuing other tickets, so we approached her and requested her to jot down our leaving time to the ticket as well, which she very kindly did. Along with that, we also have the letter from the hospital that shows the time booked for my wife. We also paid the doctor's visiting fee (käyntimaksu) at the hospital, so we had the card receipt that shows the time we paid the bill. Add three minutes to that and we can approximate the time we arrived.
Now, I dropped off a response stating that I had forgotten to set the ticket and now that I can prove that we did not overstay but that we were well under the 4 hour limit. They said the police would come over and investigate and then I should receive a decision shortly.
Question: Any chance of getting this fine waived off? Any other experiences?