What date it is? Drivers at this car park have been left confused
PUBLISHED: 11:42 31 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:42 31 January 2019
The layout of tickets issued at the Portman Road NCP car park in Ipswich have left drivers confused.
The ticket machine at Portman Road car park offers long-stay parking, with a full day ticket costing £4.50.
Tickets purchased for a short-term display the current date in the expiry time but those for a full day give a total of 24 hours parking - meaning the expiry date displayed is a day in advance but if you park for a shorter term the expiry date will be the current day.
One driver admitted it was slightly confusing - and at first thought the machine was printing the wrong date.
“Today I was confused over whether to use yesterday’s ticket, which has today’s date on it, or if I should I use today’s ticket, which has February 1 on it.”
NCP have clarified the large date at the top of the ticket, as with tickets issued by similar machines around town, is the expiry date.