One FUMING pensioner told him he was so fed up with drivers parking on the sidewalks he handed out his own tickets – then REPORT them to the council.
Tony Weafer, 68, refuses to leave the house without carrying a batch of his ‘pavement for everyone’ stickers.
The pensioner from Shirley, Southampton, then roams the streets looking for The “abandoned” engine is parked on the sidewalk near his house.
And if he thinks parking is “dangerous and unnecessary,” he’ll stick one of his famous red and white stickers on the windshield.
Furthermore – he will even take pictures and then report the car to the council for the owner face the consequences for their bad parking.
Tony said to Daily Echo His unusual pastime came about a few months ago after “people started trying their luck and gradually ignored it” on the Shirley Freeway and on the surrounding roads.
“Park on the sidewalk, the sidewalk, and it just keeps getting worse,” he explains.
“The other day, a young gentleman parked on the sidewalk just to come and get a haircut. Parking is available nearby! “
But the fact that Tony acted on his own got him into trouble with locals angry at what he was doing.
Recalling one particular incident, Tony said he once noticed a store owner leaving their truck on the sidewalk.
He then entered the store to report the error to the owner – he was told to leave the store immediately.
The case became so heated that a council enforcement officer was even forced to intervene to resolve the matter.
But Tony remains defiant, insisting: “That’s all it takes. If it is executed, everything can return to normal”.
The pensioner claims that there is no proper parking enforcert “those who are accompanied are those who suffer”.
Tony asserts: “I’ve seen a blind man hit a car and accidentally go down the road trying to find his way around it.”
The ward councilor, Satvir Kaur, told Echo: “The driver parked on the sidewalk is an extremely selfish act, putting others in danger.
“Not only does it make it more difficult for other drivers and cyclists to try to pass a half-mounted car that shouldn’t be there, but it’s especially more difficult for elderly people, who people in wheelchairs or using a stroller to safely use and enjoy our local highways.”
A spokesman for the city council said Shirley’s Parking is enforced when resources permit and a solution is being sought.
Although Tony’s actions – some of the parking lots on the sidewalk along Shirley Road to the Shirley High Street corridor are private – so the government has no authority.
They conclude: “This means that for vehicles traveling on the sidewalk and parked in front of the property, the No Stop Highway Yellow Line will not apply to these areas.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8502895/pensioner-handing-out-own-parking-tickets/ I’m so fed up with drivers parking on the sidewalk, I’m handing out my OWN tickets