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THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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Lorry driver Michael Collins was on his way to collect a skip in London's Belsize Park when the road beneath him collapsed. A burst water main had created a deep hole where the front wheels of his 17-tonne lorry were stuck. While he was waiting for roadside assistance, a traffic warden appeared and stood on tiptoe to stick a parking ticket on his windscreen, while helpfully telling him, "You can appeal".


A tree crashed down on Nicky Clegg's car as she drove her 82-year-old mother and 11-year-old son. Police dragged the wrecked car, with crushed bonnet, smashed windscreen and broken wing mirrors, to the roadside and told Mrs Clegg she could leave it there and pick it up the following day. When she went back, a parking ticket was stuck on the window.


When Nadhim Zahawi of South London was thrown from his scooter and left lying in the road with a broken leg, a traffic warden from Lambeth Council slapped a £100 ticket on his bike.


Fred Holt went to the bank and two masked men burst in brandishing an axe and a machete. The robbers held the axe to a cashier's throat while money was handed over, and the customers were forced to lie on the floor. Later, they had to give statements to police. Officers told traffic wardens about the raid and asked them not to issue tickets. Mr Holt found a £30 parking ticket pinned to his windscreen for staying 20 minutes longer than allowed.


A driving instructor was issued with a CCTV parking ticket when his pupil stalled while attempting a three-point turn and could not restart the car. The offence? Parking more than 50 centimetres from the kerb.


A hearse was given a parking ticket as it waited to go to a funeral. The vehicle had been parked on double yellow lines outside Edinburgh-based funeral directors McKenzie & Millar when it got the £60 fine. Bosses at McKenzie & Miller claimed the hearse had been left unattended for around five minutes on Monday at Great Junction Street, Leith, while preparations were being made to load the coffin into the vehicle. The parking attendant observed that there was no activity around the vehicle, no coffin in the hearse and no activity inside the shop front of the funeral director's, therefore, with that information, it was concluded the hearse was not involved in a funeral.




For those that don't believe it's just about the money.

Two traffic wardens were sacked because they did not issue enough tickets. Bosses at Bromsgrove Council had demanded they boost their fines average from 14 to 19 a day. One of them was forced to fine a woman of 85 who parked outside a store to pick up her handicapped husband. He was also allegedly told to ticket a Royal Mail van that stopped to pick up post.

Police and paramedic vehicles were also seen as targets but when the men complained, they were sacked. The pair were told to hand out more £30 fines in a council Staff Assessment note. The note read: "The current performance is unacceptable and needs serious and immediate improvement. The target for the next three months is to achieve an average monthly figure of 19 excess charge numbers a day. The target starts today."

Bromsgrove Council recently appointed a new chief executive who warned that some departments were "under-performing" and redundancies might follow. A council spokesman said, "We know we're not giving tickets to everybody who is parking illegally. We want to increase performance." Anyone still believe motorists are not being used as cash cows?
 

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A tree crashed down on Nicky Clegg's car as she drove her 82-year-old mother and 11-year-old son. Police dragged the wrecked car, with crushed bonnet, smashed windscreen and broken wing mirrors, to the roadside and told Mrs Clegg she could leave it there and pick it up the following day. When she went back, a parking ticket was stuck on the window.

Being Cameron's puppet and now this? I feel for the LibDems
 

THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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The reason I started this thread is that I heard on the radio about a hearse that got a parking ticket slapped on it in London, whilst outside a mosque, on double yellow lines. The driver was inside, doing his duty at the funeral. The next day when the driver finally spoke to someone over the phone, he was told that there is a multi-story car park about 10 minutes away, he should have parked there. He rightly said that it was an insult to expect the body to be carried all that way, there and back, followed by the congregation up gawd knows how many steps in a bloomin concrete multi-story car park. Not quite the done thing at a funeral of any religion.
These wardens and money grabbing councils are unreal.
 
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