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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: In the news  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Row over baffling road signs

A DRIVER is fighting a parking fine because he was confused by SIX different signs.

Pic of signs here

Jim McNally, 64, from Anniesland, Glasgow, was given a 60 fine for leaving his car in the West End.

But he says he was baffled by six sets of rules on signs relating to the spot in Dumbarton Road, Partick.

Local businesses call the area "a nightmare" for parking and even the Automobile Association says it does not understand what all the signs mean.

Mr McNally said he looked at the signs closely and thought it was fine to leave his Renault Megane there on a Wednesday just before 3pm.

The sign he thought related to him has a blue circle with a red line through it, which means no waiting.

It outlines the hours of midnight-9.30am and 4pm -midnight Monday to Saturday, and Sunday at any time.

Mr McNally said: "I thought it meant no parking between those hours. As it was outside those hours I thought it was okay to park. But when I came back I had a ticket.The sign is ambiguous.

"There was a double yellow line but I was in a bay. It looks like you can park there with no problems.

"How foreign tourists would understand the sign I don't know."

Mr McNally, who is a union representative, is appealing the ticket.

Shop staff in the area say they often have problems with parking tickets.

Martin McMahon, 29, who works at Kaya Tattoos, which is close to where Mr McNally got the ticket, says traffic wardens are "like vultures".

He said: "The signs are confusing for people who do not know. It is a nightmare."

Alan Wright, 35, from nearby Laptops Direct, said: "It really affects our business, no one can get parked here. The signs are not clear."

Paul Watters, of the AA, said he was "at a loss" to understand what the road markings mean and backed Mr McNally's appeal..

A city council spokeswoman said: "The penalty charge notice was issued because the vehicle was parked during the times when "goods vehicles only (vans) were permitted to load/unload.

"The case is progressing through the appeals process."
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Local councils, health authorities and hundreds of other public bodies are to be given the power to access details of everyone's personal text, emails and internet use under Home Office proposals published yesterday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/aug/13/privacy.civilliberties/print

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7557963.stm

http://www.computerworlduk.com/ma...ector/news/index.cfm?newsid=10502

http://www.computing.co.uk/comput...223816/home-office-issues-snooper

Enough is enough! Are we all criminals now?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Welcome to 1984.  



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Floods all over the place on 14th August....

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.2426138.0.0.php

...i jumped out the car to get this one at Clarkston Toll....see Bonis on the right?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I've been in those flats. I thought they were pretty horrible. With it being winter
they were also freezing cauld.



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As far as I know some are worse than others.

I have been in one of the blocks once but it was years ago.
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Thats a great shot Alex :)

We'll make a photographer out of you yet
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Thanks Stu

I am learning from the best

Slow progress but I will hopefully get there sometime.
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Slow progress but I will hopefully get there sometime.


Sounds like British Rail
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