Strange things happen in bad weather, and in December, traffic wardens in Edinburgh were unable to operate properly due to the sheer volume of snow. Parking bays, yellow lines etc. were completely obscured, and piles of snow were left at the side of the roads.
Many Councils, not just Edinburgh, were left without income from parking tickets for the duration, and are now feeling the pinch. The army of Edinburgh traffic wardens have a reputation of being extremely efficient – they have a job to do and get on with it. But the staggering figure is the amount issued in parking fines every day in Edinburgh: would you believe that this is £50,000? EVERY DAY.
It makes you think though: if the citizens of Edinburgh want to teach Edinburgh Council a lesson for introducing the stupid, stupid tram project, they just need to obey the parking rules to the letter for a few months.