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RESIDENTS ONLY parking is theft! Okay, tongue in cheek, but think about it. If every street up and down the country was allocated as "Residents Only Parking", then none of us would have anywhere to park, except outside our own front door. That’s absolute madness.
Where do you park when you go to work? Not everyone works in an industrial estate or office accommodation with allocated parking and how about when you go shopping?
I choose to live in an area where I can park in the street, but have to accept that somebody else can park in the spot I call mine, and there is nothing I can do about it.
So why should somebody be able to prevent me from parking outside his house? Why do people have to get so territorial about the parking space outside their house?
I understand that the councils ask residents if they want residents only parking, and that includes asking residents who don't have a car, or maybe can't drive. But I bet they whinge when their visitors can't park in their allocated space!
It’s just a silly situation and I think that residents only parking should be abolished. I can even name streets with allocated parking for residents where every house actually has a garage accessible from a back-lane. How crazy is that?