I am so angry and feel just like that man in the picture, in fact I'm still fuming! The weather has been really glorious, sun shine and warm (22c) I took the kids to the park to play which was lovely and they had a great time about lunch time they were hungry and wanted to go to Burger King so I drove to the nearest one to where I was and that's in Camden. As I got there I found a road with many cars parked on a single yellow line which is normal and as far as I know is allowed on a Sunday, I parked the car and started walking to Burger King when I saw a Traffic Warden walking towards me, I stopped her and politely told her that I was parked over there and pointed towards the corner and asked her if it was OK to park on a yellow line since its Sunday, her reply was in a very broken English with an African accent that it was fine no problem, great, so we had a nice lunch and about 20 minutes later returned to the car, the first thing I noticed was a Parking Fine stuck on my wind screen!
I could not believe my eyes then I saw the lady Traffic Warden on the other side of the street, I ran over to her and asked her why she has given me the penalty charge? she immediately replied that it was not her who issued it and that I should check the number, she was right about that, it was not her who issued the ticket but I told her that this is not the point, the point is that she told me or more like tricked me into parking there by saying its OK, these traffic wardens are like a Mafia, they get a commission on tickets they issue and most likely she contacted one of her mates to issue the ticket, there was at least another 10 cars parked near me, all of them had been had by these liars, I started videoing her with my phone camera while she was shouting at me and telling me to go to the police, her horrible loud voice scared Amir and he started to cry, I asked her why did you lie to me? she kept saying I thought you meant another street. Yeah Sure!
With these tickets they give you the chance to contest it but what chance have I got? this problem is plaguing London, councils are making millions of pounds out of motorists yet we can not do anything, they give you 2 weeks period to pay the £50 penalty otherwise it goes up to £100, it is very rare for me to get a penalty charge as I always respect the traffic laws but this is not right. The picture above says think before you park, I didn't just think I asked, but I was lied to. Sometimes I hate living here and that's the view of many Londoners as well, we are sick and tired for having to fork out our hard earned money on councils that trick & cheat many of us and in return they give us hardly any good service.