Statistics released by a Freedom of Information request showed East Devon District Council introduced a new system which meant drivers overpaid an extra £16,946 in 2014/15 and £15,066 in 2015/16.

While, in 2013/14, there were no overpayments as ticket machines were programmed to give the appropriate time for the money inserted.

Reported by the Sidmouth Herald. You can read the full story here. 

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