Wednesday 30 August 2017 8.29am
Bel Ludovic wrote:
Hands up if you're sick and tired of being stuck in slow-moving northbound traffic on Tower Bridge simply because an ice cream van is parked on the double red lines, blocking the left-hand lane and seemingly operating with impunity. It happens countless times (possibly even every day) and I'm fed up of it. It's always the same van - reg. JA15 NEL - and yet nothing is ever done. Does anyone happen to have a contact at TfL who can spring into action if alerted?
I have no wish to rain on your parade Bel, but I don't think anyone at Totally Failing London EVER springs into action, with the possible exception of the ALLEGED, repeat ALLEGED, receiver of Uber's brown envelopes.
Even if the person(s) operating the ice cream van were given a fine and moved on, the ice cream business is so lucrative, that he/she'd be back next day, the fines are looked on as a minor tax that is willingly paid, in order to gain access to the rich pickings.
Towing away and crushing of the vans might work, but nobody at City Hall
has the moxie to go that far.