A FINANCIAL advisor is fighting a bus lane fine for a car he says he hasn’t owned for FOUR years.

David Clark, 44, received a £60 penalty letter for a lane breach on Glassford Street on June 13 this year.

However, he says he hasn’t driven the Nissan Primera since 2014, when he passed it onto his mother.

She sold the car to a new owner two year later and the family say they notified the DVLA of both changes in ownership.

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However, Mr Clark, who runs his own financial business, says the council has refused to accept their version of events and he has now been threatened with debt collectors.

Glasgow City Council say Mr Clark failed to let them know he wasn’t the owner of the vehicle within 28 days of receiving the fine. However, he says he emailed the council directly and then received the first of several rejection notices.

He said: “This has been ongoing for a couple of months.

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“I got a letter saying there was a bus lane infringement in a car that I had passed on to my mother four years ago.

“She owned it for two years, then sold it about two years ago.

“I emailed the council directly within the 28 days but they rejected it.

“My mother notified DVLA at the time she sold the car and also when I passed the car onto her four years ago.

“They are now passing it on to debt collectors.

“The car is taxed and MOT’d according to DVLA’s website so they should surely know who the keeper is as they send out the reminder for tax and MOT.

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“I’m now having to appeal a fine for something that has nothing to do with me.”

Figures show more than 50,000 bus lane fines have been passed on to debt recovery over the past three years.

This year alone, 31, 948 bus lane fines have been issued with 1,937 so far passed to debt recovery.

A council spokeswoman: “This matter is now the subject of an appeal to the Parking and Bus Lane Tribunal Service.

“The legislation is clear that charge notices should be issued to the registered keeper of the vehicle.

“Charge notices also make clear that if the recipient is not the keeper of the vehicle then they should notify the council of this within 28 days and include details of the vehicle’s purchaser.

“In this case we received no notification within 28-days that the recipient of the ticket was no longer the keeper of the vehicle and no information on who purchased the vehicle.”