Around forty mourners watched in disbelief as a traffic warden issued a ticket to a funeral limousine when it stopped to let grieving relatives enter a church in Lewisham, England. When challenged by mourners, parishioners and even a passing bus driver, the traffic warden responded, ‘I am doing my job’.
Lewisham Council was forced to issue an apology and tear up the ticket, saying ‘Funeral hearses and limousines are exempt from parking restrictions and the Penalty Charge Notice should not have been issued.’
Apart from showing a total lack of respect and lack of knowledge of the rules, one would have thought that any sensible person would have called in to check in such a situation. Unless of course they were on a bonus for number of tickets issued.