Traffic warden dishes out tickets while on a double yellow!!

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Traffic warden dishes out tickets while on a double yellow!!

Post by falkor » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:45 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -line.html

:twisted: Traffic wardens are known as sticklers for rules, ready to punish motorists for the slightest violation.

However, one warden in Shirley, West Midlands, has provoked outrage after parking on a double yellow line before walking off to issue tickets to other drivers.

Despite being challenged by pedestrians over his behaviour, the Solihull Council employee then climbed back into his unmarked car and drove off.

Witnesses say the man pulled on to the double yellow lines at around at around 8.50am yesterday.

He spent the next 15 minutes waking around nearby streets, and handed out at least one parking ticket.

Leon Kennedy, 31, was walking to work at the time and asked the traffic warden why he was parked on double yellow lines.

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Re: Traffic warden dishes out tickets while on a double yell

Post by Solid » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:26 am

I can't find an exemption to cover the bloke! :x check out a Typical T.R.O. Is he covered? The only possible exemption would be "to enable the removal of any obstruction to traffic" and that does not appear to be happening here, he is just issuing tickets.

TYPICAL TRO EXEMPTIONS:
Nothing in Articles 7 to 12 shall render it unlawful to cause or permit any vehicle to
wait in any of the roads, lengths of road or on the sides of road or loading areas
specified therein for so long as may be necessary to enable:
  1. the vehicle, if it cannot conveniently be used for such purpose in any other
    road, to be used in connection with any of the following operations, namely:-
    1. building, shop fitting, industrial or demolition operations;
    2. the removal of any obstruction to traffic;
    3. the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of the said lengths
      or sides of road; the laying, erection, alteration or repair in or on land
      adjacent to the said lengths or sides of road of any sewer or of any
      main, pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas, water or electricity or of
      any telecommunications system ; and
    4. the removal of snow, ice or traffic debris, by Council maintenance
      vehicles,
  2. the vehicle, not being a passenger vehicle, if it cannot conveniently be used
    for such purposes in any other road, to be used in the service of a local
    authority or its contractors in pursuance of that authority's statutory powers
    or duties;
  3. the vehicle of the Royal Mail or other universal service provider (as defined in
    section 4(3) and (4) of the Postal Services Act 2000) to be used for the
    purpose of delivering and/or collecting mail;
  4. in any case where the person in control of the vehicle,
    1. is required by law to stop;
    2. is obliged to stop so as to prevent an accident, or
    3. is prevented from proceeding by circumstances outside his/her control;

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