I wrote last month to tell readers about a parking ticket slapped on my windscreen because the ice cover obscured the parking permit. I wrote to the self styled “Park Smarter” organisation responsible for the Traffic wardens to appeal. Not only have they rejected what they call an “informal challenge” but they also sent me a photo of my car with the cover on. This means that in the 10 seconds it would have taken to lift the cover the warden obtained a photo and wrote out the parking ticket. They did reduce the fine to a “discounted amount of £25” though.
I’m giving serious consideration to writing to our Transport Minister MP, who must have one of the most thankless tasks in government especially when his own constituency’s parking enforcement is managed by this bunch of muppets.