Woman receives parking ticket for stopping during two minutes’ silence on Armistice Day
A woman who pulled over to take part in the two minutes’ silence on Armistice Day was given a parking ticket while paying her respects.
Anna Whitworth, whose great uncle died when his ship was sunk during the First World War, was driving through London on Tuesday when she heard Big Ben strike 11 to signify the start of the two minutes of silence.
She claims she pulled over on a quiet street in Kensington and stood by her car to take part in the tradition.
‘As I stood there, a ticket officer came up to my car making noises that I couldn’t park there. I told him I was only observing the silence for Armistice Day for those fallen in the war but he just looked completely blank,’ she said.
He went on to issue her a ticket while the silence was still being observed all around him.
Ms Whitworth admitted that she was parked on a double yellow line, however she called the decision to give her a ticket during the brief pause ‘daft and unreasonable’.
She even has the ticket showing that it was issued by the jobsworth traffic warden at 11.01am.
Kensington and Chelsea Council said in a statement: ‘The Council would certainly wish to take these circumstances into account and would encourage this motorist to contact its parking office.’
Source : Click Me