A new website has helped British drivers save £2 million - by overturning 30,000 parking fines.
Joshua Browder, 18, from London set up the website DoNotPay.co.uk in August - and since then, 86,000 people have launched appeals via the site.
The service is free, and allows users to launch appeals rapidly against council parking fines - picking one of 12 reasons for defence, and then sending a customised appeal directly to the relevant council.
A poll of site users found that 40% had been successful in overturning their fines.
Joshua said, ‘I am shocked that the site has had such a large impact.
‘When I started DoNotPay, I thought that it would help a small handful of family and friends. I could never have imagined that it would help reclaim millions in parking fines.’
‘I am disappointed that the councils are targeting the most vulnerable in our society.The elderly and the disabled are disproportionately receiving unfair tickets.’