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Bonkers Blog May 2014

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7 May (Part 1) - Confusing revenue raiser

Wilton Road Wilton RoadToday’s News Shopper includes a letter about Bexley council’s frequently unclear and ambiguous car parking signs and only yesterday the one pictured here caught my eye.

If you enlarge the photo you’ll see it says the bay opposite Your Move in Wilton Road, Abbey Wood is suspended and reserved for vehicle number KP63 BZL. The price for reserving a parking space like this I have not researched but the notice is vague to say the least.

Apart from the almost always empty Disabled Bays the parking spaces in Wilton Road are not divided into separate car length bays and without any idea of whether KP63 BZL is a Smart Car or one of the articulated monsters serving the Crossrail development, motorists are left with little idea of what is permissible and what is not.

You can imagine the arguments that would ensue if KP63 BZL is a limo and someone left space only for a Ford Fiesta.

Don’t worry about the 20 m.p.h. sign in the wider view, it’s across the Greenwich boundary and has been swung through 180 degrees.

Note: A reader reports that KP63 BZL is what he calls “a dirty great Mercedes van”.

 

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