Common sense traffic wardens

More of a change in attitude rather than a change in law.

Traffic wardens need to use a little common sense when issuing tickets for parking offences.  When a car is parked in a bay, but a centremeter over the line traffic wardens shouldn't bother getting out their ruler and measuring just so they can issue a ticket.  This is a waste of time and money. 

Similarly with disabled parking, no ticket should be issued because the blue badge is placed upside down or a section is not visible.

Traffic wardens need to use common sense in these situations.  Issuing a ticket which will inevitably be appealed is a waste of everyone's time and tax payers money.

Why is this idea important?

More of a change in attitude rather than a change in law.

Traffic wardens need to use a little common sense when issuing tickets for parking offences.  When a car is parked in a bay, but a centremeter over the line traffic wardens shouldn't bother getting out their ruler and measuring just so they can issue a ticket.  This is a waste of time and money. 

Similarly with disabled parking, no ticket should be issued because the blue badge is placed upside down or a section is not visible.

Traffic wardens need to use common sense in these situations.  Issuing a ticket which will inevitably be appealed is a waste of everyone's time and tax payers money.

try to restore the notion that public servants are just that

please get rid of the title parking ENFORCEMENT officer. I believe it is offensive. Please let them be known as traffic wardens as they were before. Its the same job without being offensive. Enforcement is a word which immediately separates the official from the general public and does not lead to all of us working together.

Why is this idea important?

please get rid of the title parking ENFORCEMENT officer. I believe it is offensive. Please let them be known as traffic wardens as they were before. Its the same job without being offensive. Enforcement is a word which immediately separates the official from the general public and does not lead to all of us working together.

Yellow Lines

Remove the law that allows Yellow Lines to be painted on roads. Other laws – such as 'Causing an obstruction' – were perfectly satisfactory.

Yellow lines are usually applied by well-meaning (but otherwise often ill-informed) local councils on just about every road within their jurisdiction. The result is, with no parking allowed almost anywhere, every other square foot of horzontal space has a price tag. Unscrupulous landowners and wheel-clamping companies are then able to make small fortunes from innocent motorists who have no option but to pay exorbitant parking charges or risk the threat of clamping.

Often, lines are applied in otherwise picturesque towns and villages where they are totally unnecessary. This defaces the roads and spoils the look of most rural towns and villages.

I left England for France partly because I could not park outside my own house. The town had been by-passed six years earlier when no yellow lines existed. Following the opening of the by-pass, my road (which had been the main road from Cornwall and Plymouth to the rest of the world) was vandalised with double yellow lines along both sides for its full length despite there no longer being any traffic.

Except in the centres of the larger towns and cities, no such parking restrictions (and no clamping) exist in France and there are no problems. Britain could learn a lot from studying parking fcailities in rural France.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the law that allows Yellow Lines to be painted on roads. Other laws – such as 'Causing an obstruction' – were perfectly satisfactory.

Yellow lines are usually applied by well-meaning (but otherwise often ill-informed) local councils on just about every road within their jurisdiction. The result is, with no parking allowed almost anywhere, every other square foot of horzontal space has a price tag. Unscrupulous landowners and wheel-clamping companies are then able to make small fortunes from innocent motorists who have no option but to pay exorbitant parking charges or risk the threat of clamping.

Often, lines are applied in otherwise picturesque towns and villages where they are totally unnecessary. This defaces the roads and spoils the look of most rural towns and villages.

I left England for France partly because I could not park outside my own house. The town had been by-passed six years earlier when no yellow lines existed. Following the opening of the by-pass, my road (which had been the main road from Cornwall and Plymouth to the rest of the world) was vandalised with double yellow lines along both sides for its full length despite there no longer being any traffic.

Except in the centres of the larger towns and cities, no such parking restrictions (and no clamping) exist in France and there are no problems. Britain could learn a lot from studying parking fcailities in rural France.