The most annoying thing for drivers has to be parking tickets.
They’re more frustrating than middle lane wankers, they’re more costly than petrol half the time and they are so avoidable.
More often than not, after getting back to your car ten minutes late, an eagle eyed traffic warden (or a c*nt of a jobsworth depending on how you look at it) has clocked those vital seconds and handed you a fine.
Well now that could be a thing of the past, with a proposed ‘ten minute grace period’ to be handed to drivers according to the British Parking Association.
Obviously that won’t get you out of the ticket completely, but it will at least help.
In even better news, operators will no longer be able to reward parking attendants for the number of people they book.
In March of this year, the scheme was introduced in council-run car parks in town centres.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles stated:
We are ending the war on drivers who simply want to go about their daily business.
For too long parking rules have made law-abiding motorists feel like criminals, and caused enormous damage to shops and businesses.
Over-zealous parking enforcement undermines our town centres and costs councils more in the long term.