In response to the numerous requests I have received for appeal documents I have decided to publish them here on the site. This information relates to South Road/St Joseph’s Drive, South Road/Cambridge Road and High Street/Avenue Road. There is a box junction at South Road/Hamilton Road but I have not heard of anyone getting a ticket there recently.
[28th Sept 2008 – The appeal documents have been updated to reflect recent wins at PATAS]
Please note that the appeal procedure is in two stages:
1. After you receive the PCN you fill in the reverse side and send it back (but remember to keep a copy). Tick the box that says something like “The contravention did not occur.” Then write the reasons as “This box junction is not as prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. Unless it has been authorised by the Secretary of State for Transport it is unenforceable.“
2. Ealing will most likely send you a Notice of Rejection stating lots of reasons why they think they are in the right. Ignore it – it is rubbish. Fill in the PATAS form as follows:
Boxes 1 & 2 : With your personal details.
Box 3 : It’s up to you whether you opt for a postal or personal hearing. A personal hearing shows you are serious.
Box 4 : Tick “The contravention alleged by the Authority on the PCN did not occur”.
Box 5 : Write “See attached documents”
Download one of the following MS Word documents and fill in your details on the first page. Print it off and send it with the appeal form to PATAS.
Any queries, please leave a message below.
Update 28th Sept 2008
These junctions are still unlawful. Note that it does not matter whether your vehicle was partly or wholly in the box you can still appeal. These boxes have no legal status. They are simply yellow graffiti on the public highway.