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They have charged him with 71b: using a pass issued to anther person. Transport for London, on the bus.
Regulation 7 (1)(b) of the public service vehicles (Conduct of drivers, inspectors, conductors & passengers) regulations 1990 SI No. 1020 and contrary yo section 25 (3) of the public passengers vehicles act 1981.
Apologies, my mistake am very nervous and worried about my son. Have never been to court before, the unknown is very daunting. Yes this is his first incident ever.
He doesnt deny having the card, he told them it belonged to his father. He has never used a travel card before and assumed the same principles of an Oyster card card would apply. He didnt know it wasnt transferrable and offered to use his oystercard that he had on him, which only had enough funds on it to get him home from his part time job (he works 11 hours a week) He is a student in a gap year trying to improve his good a level passes to higher grades, as he has been offered a place at uni. He will plead guilty, but will he get the opportunity to explain and will it affect his future prospects?
Hopefully after this I wont need you again, but thank you so much for your help. The case is next week Tuesday and I'm losing sleep with worry over this. I will keep your details for future reference though. We will tick the guilty box and return the plea and statement of income form.
Thank you once again.
With kind regards
How should I go about it? Technically my son is an adult at 18 years old. He works 11 hours a week or 4 hours on a thursday, saturday and sunday. His take home is £278.51/month. After outgoings he is left with approx £12, as he is trying to be responsible and learn some independance before going to university in the autumn.
I'll try tomorrow, but should I still return the forms to the courts in the meantime, or wait until after I have spoken to them at TFL. The requisition says 'An application will be made in court for £125 contribution towards the costs of TFL. There will also be an application for compensation of £2.40 fare in respect of the fare avoided. Further costs may be incurred if additional documentation is required or if the matter is not resolved at the earliest opportunity'
Ok, thank you for your help again. Will let you know the outcome.
For Jo C,
The problem has been resolved, we were able to settle out of court for £250.
Thank you so much for all your help and advice. I would recommend your service for people in my situation who simply need some guidance. Thank you again.