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Road Traffic Act 1991

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1(1)Where—

(a)a penalty charge notice has been issued with respect to a vehicle under section 66 of this Act; and

(b)the period of 28 days for payment of the penalty charge has expired without that charge being paid,

the London authority concerned may serve a notice (“a notice to owner”) on the person who appears to them to have been the owner of the vehicle when the alleged contravention occurred.

(2)A notice to owner must state—

(a)the amount of the penalty charge payable;

(b)the grounds on which the parking attendant who issued the penalty charge notice believed that a penalty charge was payable with respect to the vehicle;

(c)that the penalty charge must be paid before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the notice to owner is served;

(d)that failure to pay the penalty charge may lead to an increased charge being payable;

(e)the amount of that increased charge;

(f)that the person on whom the notice is served (“the recipient”) may be entitled to make representations under paragraph 2 below; and

(g)the effect of paragraph 5 below.

(3)The Secretary of State may prescribe additional matters which must be dealt with in any notice to owner.

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