Letter: 29 January 2009

Not Smart parking

IT WAS great to hear that Medway Council’s CCTV Smart car is more than just a money-spinner. After all, it has only made a profit of £185,000. So far.

I suppose I should declare that I was a supporter when it was introduced, and am still supportive of the principles behind it.

I think I speak for most road users when I say that I am resentful of the permission the car’s drivers have received to park wherever they please; double yellow lines, pavements or other dangerous places.

From the evidence presented, it is hard to conclude that the Smart car is anything but a money-spinner. After all, if it was really introduced to combat dangerous parking, then I’m sure it wouldn’t park in the same dangerous places and pose the same risk.

Alan Collins
Goudhurst Road, Twydall

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