I called the council AGAIN today. A repeat offender got me mad! A Driving School Instructor was illegally parked right near the children's crossing at the school today. I went up to her. I said, "Oh, plee-eeease do NOT tell me you ARE a driving school instructor!" Her reply, "Of course I am, you can see it by the car I am driving" "You DO know that is a NO STANDING sign right there? And that you are illegally parked right next to the school crossing. Which, by law, is not to be parked near or next to or within a 20metre length on the approaching side of a crossing on a one way street?" "There was no where else to park", she says.
"You are just lazy! There are plenty of parks the next street or block over..there are parks just down the road there, that is clearly not excuse. And, what example are you setting for the people who are now illegally parking behind you? A driving school instructor?" This is where I call out to the presumably non English speaking background person in the drivers seat of a red Mitsubishi Colt, "Do NOT take example of this person who is parking illegally..look(I pointed) it says NO STANDING!" He promptly moves his car as do two others.
I told her I had called the council, expect a fine!
I did call the council, they say they will do something about it. Not before I insist they take my name and number and that I will follow up on this once and for all if they do not come to the party. Five phone calls is enough I said. I will go to the media about this..BEFORE some child gets hit, I said. So there!