Last Updated: 14/11/2012
Data release helping local businesses
Unauthorised parking on private land is a widespread problem for many businesses, private landowners and other motorists. Many shops, big and small lose out on passing trade when motorists who aren’t customers occupy free parking spaces just to avoid paying for parking elsewhere. Similarly, businesses such as hotels, pubs and doctors’ surgeries are affected and their customers inconvenienced by non-customers. The situation is made worse if the premises happen to be near a tourist attraction or sporting venue.
Many businesses now employ car park managements companies to ensure that the limited number of car parking spaces they maintain are available for their customers and that spaces reserved for people with disabilities and parents with children are used appropriately.
The help of a specialist professional company is the only way some businesses can prevent unauthorised parking and the associated trading losses. Properly controlled data release from the DVLA vehicle register enables those companies to enforce legitimate parking restrictions. Without this data businesses and landowners would have no redress against those who park in breach of the terms and conditions.