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by Fudgepanda
Mon May 11, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: dangerous dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Re: dangerous dogs

A dog is a pack animal. It is pre-programmed to defend the pack against anything that might be a threat, or in the case of the pack leader, to its domination. But, it's also down to other things as well. The breed of dog for one. Remember, these were both Terriers, the Jack Russell being a better ki...
by Fudgepanda
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Parents angry as wardens hand out school drop-off fines
Replies: 13
Views: 6809

Re: Parents angry as wardens hand out school drop-off fines

Nighthawk may remember a time when a small group of us were sent to a school in Manchester to deal with parents dropping their offspring off close to the Lolipop Man, so close in fact the poor guy couldn't see to walk in the street. The area was de-criminalised but the Parking Attendants were reluct...
by Fudgepanda
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: I have a question!
Topic: Parking on grass verge
Replies: 7
Views: 5133

Re: Parking on grass verge

I do know of a driver who was prosecuted for criminal damage after parking on a grass verge and getting bogged down.
by Fudgepanda
Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: parking in loading bays?
Replies: 4
Views: 2272

Re: parking in loading bays?

If the driver was unloading a Mercedes car then that shouldn't have taken the aforementioned 6 minutes. If however it was a Mercedes that my be different. A Warden of parking attendant should also take into account how big the vehicle is, not because of how long it would take to unload but how far t...
by Fudgepanda
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: traffic warden battered unconscious at funeral
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

Re: traffic warden battered unconscious at funeral

Have to agree with nighthawk on this one. Just because someone is at a funeral doesn't mean you are immune to getting a ticket, especially as complaints are sometimes received from nearby residents. Equally, if possible, bearing in mind how peoples emotions are often heightened at these events, the ...
by Fudgepanda
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: £70 parking fine for being ‘inconsiderate’
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Re: £70 parking fine for being ‘inconsiderate’

This is probably going to be a mixed bag. Or at least a bag of something. Let's put it this way. You park your car the aforementioned 18" from the kerb. You get a ticket. The question is: Is 17" from the kerb therefore not inconsiderate and therefore not an offence? This is a move I am lar...
by Fudgepanda
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what was your most memorable ticket?
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: what was your most memorable ticket?

I came across a Mitsubishi 4 X 4 stopped in the entrance to a Crash Gate at the Airport with the driver on the phone. Our car pulled up next to it and through the open passenger window told the driver he would have to move. He looked at me but then carried on with his conversation. I got out and tol...
by Fudgepanda
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: ALERTING DRIVERS ABOUT PARKING TICKETS
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: ALERTING DRIVERS ABOUT PARKING TICKETS

I don't see a problem with what she is doing, at least as long as she only warns drivers against the hazards of committing an offence. If she attempts to impede the P.C.S.O.s in the excution of their duty, or removes a sign, or obscures a yellow line; then that is a different matter. The problem is,...
by Fudgepanda
Mon May 12, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Parking Wardens are "little hitlers"
Replies: 13
Views: 5155

Re: Parking Wardens are "little hitlers"

Nighthawk and I go back a few years but have since moved in slightly different directions. I am one of only 20 Traffic Wardens still remaining in the employ of Greater Manchester Police. With the exception of the Airport, all yellow line enforcement in the Greater Manchester area is carried out by P...
by Fudgepanda
Mon May 12, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: I have a question!
Topic: Should I have got a ticket?
Replies: 9
Views: 5265

Re: Should I have got a ticket?

There are 2 offences being discussed here. One of parking and the other of crossing a footpath. If you are parked on private land, then if signs are clearly displayed, your vehicle could be clamped, as long as the clamping firm is registered. When it comes to crossing the footpath, if the kerb has b...