Friday, February 10, 2006

Good practice?

Police admit parking ticket error
BBC News

Police have illegally issued parking tickets to motorists in Wells because they did not know a traffic regulation order had been lifted.

The tickets were issued in Market Place, Sadler Street and High Street.
Anyone who thinks they have received such a ticket is asked to write to the Central Ticket Office at New Bridewell police station in Bristol.

Police are working with the city council and highways authority to resolve the mix-up.

Sergeant Andrew Pritchard said there had not been an enforceable traffic regulation order on the three roads for some time.

"Police were not made aware of this and some tickets may have been issued illegally but were done so in good faith," he said.

"As soon as we were made aware of the problem no more tickets were issued."
He added that where traffic regulations orders do apply, police would continue to robustly enforce them.

1 comment:

Serf said...

Bearing in mind they shoot Brazilian Electricians, I guess a mere wrongful parking ticket is not surprising.

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