Parking machines “won’t be ready” to take new £1 coins
The introduction of the new £1 coin will lead to parking
chaos as tens of thousands of machines will not be ready to accept the coins in
time, according to the British Parking Association.
The organisation said that there was a “big queue” for
parking machine modification meaning that around a quarter of Britain’s 100,000
parking meters would not have been updated in time.
The 12-sided coin will enter circulation on 28 March, six
months before the current £1 coin is phased out on 15 October.
The Daily Telegraph
reported (28 February) that parking machines that had not been updated to take
the new £1 coin would have to carry warning signs.