Home / Lead News / London student’s parking appeals website saves drivers £2m in four months

London student’s parking appeals website saves drivers £2m in four months

22An inventive London student who set up a website for parking appeals has saved drivers £2million in the four months since it was launched.
Joshua Browder, 18, came up with a website that generates a parking charge appeal automatically.
DoNotPay.co.uk has been used by 86,000 people since the IT student set it up in August.

Of those, almost 40 per cent said their appeals had been successful, meaning drivers have saved £2m based on the average fine of £60.
Mr Browder, who is from north London but now studies computer science and economics at Stanford University in California, said 51,000 people accessed his website from London.
“I am shocked that the site has had such a large impact,” he told the

“When I started DoNotPay, I thought that it would help a small handful of family and friends.
“I could never have imagined that it would help reclaim millions in parking fines.
“I am disappointed that the councils are targeting the most vulnerable in our society. The elderly and the disabled are disproportionately receiving unfair tickets.”
Mr Browder set up the site after being hit with about 30 parking fines in and around Camden.
The service allows users to pick one of 12 reasons to appeal the claim before entering the relevant details and sending a custom-generated appeal to the relevant council.
The website is free to use and allows customers to appeal fines within one minute, Mr Browder said.