traffic warden – waste of taxpayer money

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    anon
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    today I witnessed a traffic warden park in market street ( on double yellow lines) got out and waited for someone to come out of a shop because they had parked on double yellow lines, said to the person is that your vehicle, the person replied yes then the traffic warden let them drive away without a fine. This has lost the council £70 income and our tax is being used to pay these wardens. What a waste of money.

    #160446

    Andy
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    Drivers are allowed to stop on yellow lines to board or alight passengers and their luggage. They are also allowed loading and unloading heavy or bulky goods (that cannot reasonably be carried from a legal parking spot), for as long as necessary, as long as its continuous. Unless there are loading restrictions in force i.e kerb markings. Normally the Warden has to observe the vehicle for 5 minutes to ascertain if any loading/unloading is being carried out before issuing a Penalty Notice.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Andy.
    #160457

    Matt
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    Lock Stock Rob Brydon

    #160458

    IMHO
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    ANON, It’s likely it wouldn’t be £70 if paid quickly more like £40 but i stand to be corrected on that; the Warden was obviously exercising restraint and discretion which is what we are usually asking of them so stop moaning and get a life.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  IMHO.
    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  IMHO.
    #160467
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    Do you want to bring back Kingdom Anon ?

    #160474

    Liam
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    Narc

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Liam.
    #160561

    zinger
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    I agree with IMHO on this. In many towns traffic wardens are just waiting to pounce on delivery drivers. The big cities are the worst.
    Common sense should be applied in all instances where it is obvious that advantage isn’t being taken.

    #160579

    ChillDoubt
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    anon,
    I hope you haven’t submitted your letter to Santa yet, there’s still time.

    You can ask him to get you a life…..

    #160847

    Ioan y Ffin
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    the aim of traffic wardens is to optimize the safe movement of traffic and minimize the hazards to road users, not just to go around handing out fines. the clue is in the name.

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