An Angus man who has been fighting for almost two years to get a parking fine quashed has vowed to continue his battle.
Stan Beattie, from Easthaven, said he could not pay because the meter in Dundee would not accept his card.
He parked at East Port car park on March 6 2014 and tried to pay for the £7.30 ticket by debit card.
He got a “network unavailable” message on the meter and the same error on another meter in the car park.
Mr Beattie had to leave the car park to catch a bus to Glasgow but left a note on his car explaining the situation.
However, when he returned to the car park he found a £60 parking penalty notice had been issued.
In November Dundee City Council confirmed it was replacing the hardware in its network of parking meters to fix a fault which meant they sometimes refused payments by cards.
However, this announcement has not helped Mr Beattie who has failed in his latest attempt to get a fine from a Dundee car park overturned.
“I phoned the next morning to arrange the payment but was told it was too late,” said Stan.
Mr Beattie lodged an appeal with the Scottish Parking Appeals Service (SPAS) and attended a hearing in October 2014 but his appeal was refused.
“The adjudicator suggested I could have gone to shops to get change, caught a later bus or driven to another car park,” he continued. “But by the time I had tried the debit card in the meters a few times there was no time to do anything other than get to the bus station.”
Mr Beattie asked for this decision to be reviewed and told SPAS of Dundee City Council’s announcement that they were rectifying the fault in its meters.
However, he received word last week that the application for a review had been refused.
He said: “I am so angry the SPAS did not take into account the fact that the meters have been working intermittently and cannot process the payment.
“A note in the windscreen to explain the situation to a parking attendant was not given credence nor was an attempt to pay accepted the following morning.”
Mr Beattie now intends to write to Dundee City Council asking them again to cancel the charge and offering to make a donation to charity instead of making the payment.
The local authority paid £245,000 in 2013 for 110 parking meters in the city centre that allow motorist to pay their fees by debit or credit card.
However, the system has only worked intermittently, with many drivers faced with network error messages when they tried to pay by card.
A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: “In order to make it as easy as possible for drivers to pay for their parking there are a number of ways they can pay, including cash, card and by mobile phone.”