David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7808 posts, RR: 13 Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
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".
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!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2045 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...
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1947 times:
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.