Tuesday 3 January 2012 2.48pm
michael undin wrote:
We made the mistake today to think that parking in Thrale Street
on a Bank Holiday Monday should be no problem. Spent a couple of hours in the Tate Modern
with my young family only to return to find a £130 parking ticket. I'm afraid no one can persuade me that this is nothing less than legalised extortion
In which case, I definitely wouldn't suggest you consider the view that the onus is on the driver to check that they won't get a ticket before they park the car.
(See the Mandela Way
thread) it seems to be becoming a popular hobby for people to park where restrictions apply, and then spend more time complaining about the "injustice" of getting a ticket than it would have taken to check the parking conditions in the first place.
Just to clarify, I've got no love of parking wardens and no agenda to support why/where/when yellow lines are in operation. But, because I know that there are lots of wardens and that they are "keen" to enforce parking conditions wherever possible, I make damn sure I check out the parking conditions when parking. If I'm in doubt about somewhere, I wouldn't park there.
...if you press it, they will come.