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Here’s a case for fines
Here’s a case for fines CITY of York Council has a virtually untapped source of income available thanks to the ignorance of the Highway Code by a growing number of drivers.
I refer to the lack of action taken in Acomb and others areas of York on speeding and illegal parking.
Recently, on picking up a friend in Front Street, Acomb, my view to the main road was obscured by a taxi which regularly parks across the double yellow lines.
I was assured by my passenger, and by my own vigilance, that the road was clear and so inched out only to be struck by a speeding vehicle. Both my friend and I, who suffered heart attacks in the past year, were left in a state of shock.
The day before, an elderly disabled woman was taken to York Hospital due to a fall caused by a van blocking the entire pavement.
A traffic warden could earn their weekly wage in an hour’s work. Abuse of disabled facilities and parking on double yellow lines is a permanent feature in Acomb.
I suggest drivers take some much-needed exercise by walking from Morrisons car park to Acomb shops, before someone is killed by their selfishness.
Liz Edge, Parkside Close, York.