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Old 21 September 2006, 07:12   #21
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I've got a sure-fire way of avoiding parking tickets. Don't park illegally.

It's really simple. If you park illegally and you get a ticket, it's your fault. No one likes getting a parking ticket, but how about taking a bit of responsibilty for your own actions instead of blaming other people?

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Bah Humbug - what about when the council decide to cover every old parking space with double yellows JUST to earn money??? What about when they do this despite the fact it forces many shop keepers out of business through lack of trade?

I won't park anywhere dangerous or likely to impede traffic flow but I won't KowTow to a buch of little Hitlers either!!!
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Old 21 September 2006, 07:33   #22
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who thinks we should have a jet ski and trafic warden day?

where we can run the traffic wardens over or shot the jet skis with flairs.
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Old 21 September 2006, 08:58   #23
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thank you john for taking it all in good humour.
Likewise!
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mind you john i suspect you have never been outa sight for more then a few hours have you? try getting off shore when shit hit before giving me lessons.
A few hours out of sight of land is quite enough for me. I do like to get back to a comfy bed at night.

You seemed to be quite keen on people taking responsibility for their actions when RHP Marine damaged your RIB. Different circumstances, but the same principle.

Must just be a traffic warden thing I guess . . .

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I just thought it was a funny pic

and RHP marine is worse then a traffic warden, traffic wardens at least do there job properly as you can see by my pic

Rhp are the Poo that sticks to the traffic wardens shoes
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Traffic Warden

Ive just looked up the description in collins english dictionary-

traffic warden one employed to supervise road traffic and parking
because they can't get a job in the real world.
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GED great one

what happens when you look up RHP ?
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With the government rapidly loosing the battle over speed cameras, the latest campaign in their war on drivers in taking place on another battlefield — the parking space.

At Birmingham City Council's Transport Summit in October 1998, Lynn Sloman of the anti-car lobby group Transport 2000 which is funded by bus and rail companies, said that the best means of stopping people using cars was to “take away the parking space at the end of the journey”.

Staggeringly, some politicians have actually listened to this inane ranting and are actively doing just this.


Facts

1 Motorists paid over £1.2 billion in parking charges in 2005. (Daily Telegraph)
2 Motorists paid £165M in fines in 2002 (Privilege Insurance)
3 There are only 2 million car park spaces for 32 million drivers. (Privilege Insurance)
4 Government revenue from parking charges is 50% more than when Labour came to power
5 In 2003 government spent just £29m on parking provision, compared with £48m on helping cyclists and £75m on pedestrians. (RAC Foundation)
6 1 in 10 drivers has received at least one fine in 2002. (Privilege Insurance)
7 London councils issued 4.9 million tickets in 2002, and a record 5.3 million tickets in 2003, sufficient to raise £193 million in fines.
8 A record seven million parking tickets worth £280 million were issued in the financial year 2002/3.
9 In 2002/3 Birmingham City Council hit motorists with 450 tickets a day, a total of 164000, raising more than £4 million
10 In 2005, twelve hospital trusts each raised over £1 million from parking charges.
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This is what happened in Edinburgh if I recall correctly. I remember reading that Edinburgh council had reduced its parking spaces by several thousand.
I say just play them at their own game. I really can't see the point of going in to the average town centre. All the shops are either clothes shops, DVD shops, Phone shops or eateries. If your desparate for any of these items then shop out of town. Once the big shops start to lose custom and complain to the council they will soon relent and provide more parking at a better price.
Unfortunately as much as the car is bad for the environment in many different ways the genie has been let out of the bottle and it ain't going back in. Its about time the do gooders and council realised it. Also have you noticed how Council Employees all get free parking in their own secure area. It wouldn't be so bad if they did as they preached.
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£48m on helping cyclists. (RAC Foundation)
Is that £48m spent on painting those ludicrous and dangerous cycle paths in town centres.
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1 Motorists paid over £1.2 billion in parking charges in 2005. (Daily Telegraph)
2 Motorists paid £165M in fines in 2002 (Privilege Insurance)
3 There are only 2 million car park spaces for 32 million drivers. (Privilege Insurance)
4 Government revenue from parking charges is 50% more than when Labour came to power
5 In 2003 government spent just £29m on parking provision, compared with £48m on helping cyclists and £75m on pedestrians. (RAC Foundation)
6 1 in 10 drivers has received at least one fine in 2002. (Privilege Insurance)
7 London councils issued 4.9 million tickets in 2002, and a record 5.3 million tickets in 2003, sufficient to raise £193 million in fines.
8 A record seven million parking tickets worth £280 million were issued in the financial year 2002/3.
9 In 2002/3 Birmingham City Council hit motorists with 450 tickets a day, a total of 164000, raising more than £4 million
10 In 2005, twelve hospital trusts each raised over £1 million from parking charges.
OR?

1 Motorists saved other taxpayers £1.2 billion in 2005 by paying parking charges. (Daily Telegraph)
2 Motorists committed offences on approximately 5M occassions in 2002. (Privilege Insurance)
3 There are only 26 million cars on the road, but the statistic looks better if you quote number of drivers! (Privilege Insurance)
4 The cost of living has increased by around 25% due to inflation since the Labour government came into power. The cost of individual fines has not increased proportionately.
5 The government spent five times as much in 2003 encouraging people to use foot and pedal power where appropriate - which is more environmentally friendly and healthier for everyone. Meanwhile private organisations continue to invest in parking provision.
6 9 out of 10 drivers didn't get any fines in 2002. (Privilege Insurance)
7 Only 1/4 of tickets are issued outside london, so most of the people here are being subsidised by "townies".
8 We would all have had to pay an extra £5 each in tax if it wasn't for fines paid by people who break the rules.
9 On average, each resident of birmingham only paid 1p per day in fines.
10 Hospital trusts are finding creative ways to support their activities so they can reduce the financial burdon on the treasury whilst still providing the care we demand.


So beware - treat stats with caution!
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