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Residents park inconsiderately
3:47pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in Letters
ATTENDING the city council’s transportation and planning meeting I despaired to see in the background papers to item 6 of the agenda; insufficient parking spaces for residents.
A local resident who had received a penalty charge for parking in a two-hour bay went on to say that people regularly park on the double yellow lines in the area at night.
How inconsiderate. When are residents going to realise that they put their neighbours and their own lives at risk by parking on double yellow lines, particularly on corners where they may prevent the access of emergency vehicles?
Double yellow lines are not placed at the whim of the traffic technician. They are carefully measured out to ensure access for larger vehicles.
But what concerned me most was that the resident referred to a traffic warden which is a title which was abolished in 2008 by the Road Traffic Act of 2004 along with parking attendant, parking warden or ambassador.
The hard working men and women who ensure compliance with parking regulations for the safety of our residents are legally called civil enforcement officers.
Salisbury, as a progressive forward thinking city, should keep up with legislation and at the very least use their correct title.
CINDY DEMAIN-GRIFFITHS, Salisbury