Police breaking Parking laws see picture
How many of us have had tickets for parking offences? This picture was taken in Billingham Town centre, Cleveland. The picture clearly shows that the police van is parked on yellow Zig Zag lines.
There was a parking enforcement officer patrolling in the area, our reporter asked her if it was ok for the police van to park on the yellow lines, she didn’t make any comment.
The car park is within a 30 second walk to the police station so it’s safe to say that the driver wasn’t responding to a call and was visiting the station.
Now is it ok for the police to park this way?
The Highway Code states “You MUST NOT Park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines. You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians.”
As you can see by the picture, the police van is empty so we can assume that it must be parked.
A police officer confirmed that “if we parked in the same place our car would be towed away for obstruction.”
First shameful act was committed by the person that parked the van, secondly, the parking enforcement officer should have treated this incident the same as any other.
Many of us have been caught and fined for breaking traffic laws and rightly so, but shouldn’t we all be expected to be treated the same way as anyone else, and regardless of our status. Help us spread this post to the rest of the world, maybe public pressure could help the system and make all the laws equal.
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