I'm furious and need to let off steam!
I went into my local town today purely to get some fresh air, a coffee and read the paper. This town has the dubious honour of having the highest number of parking tickets issued - and that's why shop traders are leaving in their droves.
I wanted to park near a coffee shop and knew where some disabled parking spaces wetre near the market. Today wasn't market day. I avoided the loading bays and parked in a dedicated blue badge parking spot and displayed my badges on the dashboard as I've done before.
I returned an hour later to discover I'd got a ticket for 'inappropriate use of the permit' - What! The bastards - I'm not an aggressive person but at that moment I could quite happily of ripped somebody's head off - preferably a traffic wardens!!
How petty. An empty road, I wasn't obstructing anything and I was parked in a legitimate parking bay - bloody stupid. I'm sure these traffic wardens have daily quotas or targets to reach by hook or by crook.
4,400 tickets were issued in my local town centre last year - that's 12 tickets a day!!
I will be writing to the council - not that it will help!
Thanks for listening I'll calm down now and get some tea.