• Jul 21, 2010
If you've ever felt like the meter maid is out to get you, you're not alone. You may not be paranoid, either. According to a report in the UK's Daily Mail, a Manchester work crew recently found their efforts hindered by a number of cars parked along a side street. Rather than simply wait and close down the road after the vehicles left, the crew brought in a flatbed tow truck with a crane, lifted said vehicles off of the road, commenced to paint new parking restriction lines and replaced the vehicles facing the opposite direction.
Here's where things get dicey. Before the paint even managed to dry, three of the vehicles on the road were ticketed for being illegally parked. Needless to say, the owners objected, and eventually the citations were swapped with notes with a warning to be more careful about where the owners choose park their vehicles in the future.

[Source: Daily Mail]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      And there are over half a billion more serious problems in the world. Get over yourself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      pants? i dont understand...
      • 4 Years Ago
      There are over half a million words in the English language. Find a new one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think you ALL need to get over yourselves.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know about that. Have you seen Top Gear?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everything that the law does is so shady now... it really is quite sad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I really do agree.. Seems laws that have been created is not that important.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait, so they warn you to not park your car in a place that will eventually become restricted parking?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, subject, you are supposed to know the future.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This is the Daily Mail we're talking about...

        They probably neglect to mention that these drivers were parking in a location that was clearly marked for work.

        These notices are posted on lampposts, in a very visible location.

        I have no problem with the humourous way in which this was done. In future, these dopes will think twice about parking in a place where work is about to take place.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I watched from my apartment as an otherwise un-marked curb where my car was parked was painted red... I went and moved the car, but the notion of not even posting that work was going to be done was pretty brazen. I guarantee a meter maid would have been by shortly thereafter to issue a ticket.
      • 4 Years Ago
      mikhalian: "There are over half a million words in the English language. Find a new one."

      You do realize that words derive their meaning from their referent, right?

      When people say "that's gay" they usually don't have homosexuals in mind. Because they don't have "homosexual" in mind, they aren't slandering, belittling or mocking homosexuals as individuals or homosexuals in general. And because the word "gay" is used in a thousand different ways and to mean a thousand different things, the homosexual community doesn't have a monopoly on the word.

      Please, mikhalian, get over it. Quickly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Daily Mail? Seriously?

      Every time road work is planned there are bright yellow notices plastered everywhere usually 2 to 3 weeks in advance. If you still get your car towed you've got no one to blame but yourself.

      But considering the source it's not surprising that they forget to mention that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        2 - 3 weeks in advance?! Maybe in the city you live in. Most cities you get a day or two notice at most. That said, if these cars parked in spaces marked for construction (which the article does not say) then they are lucky they weren't towed and impounded instead of just transplanted across the street.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually, pretty much all of the parking wardens here in London are Nigerians. Try arguing with one of them and they start talking about machetes and some chap called Mbutu.

      This isn't the first time this has happened, either. And I've racked up £2900 (roughly $4500) in parking fines over two years. It is literally a nightmare.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait until every major city has photo lights on every corner. They keep finding ways to bleed money out of the public.
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