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Parking Ticket Issued To Bus At Bus Stop  
User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
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Seems we have some very eager traffic wardens in Manchester who issued a parking ticket to a bus who had the temerity to stop at a bus stop and pick up passengers. The reason given is that it was parking "in a restricted area", by which the warden meant it was "restricted to buses".

The full stupidity of the situation is explained in this Manchester Evening News story.

Fortuitously, the ticket has been cancelled and the warden sent for retraining. I wonder why they are targetting buses when every weekday, when going home through the "curry mile" in the rush hour, the bus lanes are fully occupied with "illegally" parked cars which no-one does anything about!

David

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

I expect that warden was on a peace march last weekend too.

Sorry, that was a cheap shot. I won't do it again - promise  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Charles


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

I expect that warden was on a peace march last weekend too.
Issuing tickets for those who disagreed with their government ?

Sorry, that toot was a cheap shot. I won't do it again - promise  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Antoine




User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

In 2001 a parking ticket was issued to an ambulance parked at the emergency entrance to a hospital in Amsterdam.
Same year a hearse was wheelclamped in front of a cemetary in Amsterdam, it had been carrying a coffin from the church to the cemetary for burrial.

I think ticketing a bus on a busstop is nothing weird...



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User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Hopefully this kind of thing will not spread to America. Otherwise, a lot of people are going to be getting parking tickets for being "illegally parked" on the highway during rush hour.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
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Nonrevman.....hate to say it your scenario has almost been played out! Today's Manchester Evening News highlights another traffic warden who appears to have left their brain at home....


A lady driver was in a car crash in the rush hour which caused her several injuries. The emergency services then moved the car out of the way of the traffic by putting it by the pavement. The car was allegedly written off but this did not stop the warden issuing a parking ticket for "parking in a restricted area". Thankfully, the ticket has been cancelled and the warden sent for retraining.

David


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