It had to happen sooner or later, I’ve been driving since I was 17 (so 1998) and I’ve never got a parking ticket (actually I got one incorrectly once!), I’ve only got one speeding ticket too (in 1999). So I’ve done well.

Today though, I got my first ever Penalty Charge Notice from Chelmsford City Council. It was a fair cop, I was parked on some Double Yellows – can’t really argue – I was ‘observed’ for 5 minutes. So. Meh. It’s £35 I don’t want to spend – BUT – it’s my fault!

The traffic warden was very kind and polite, and when you know you’re in the wrong – it’s difficult to argue!

One ticket every 15 years isn’t bad really. Is it?

How many have you lot accrued in your driving careers?

3 thoughts on “The Penalty Charge Notice

  1. Tom @Ideas4Dads says:

    Question is were they a jobsworth and condescending or ok in delivering the news? Speeding fines and traffic lights are my bag. Not managed to incur the wrath of a traffix warden….yet 😉

  2. Andy says:

    We had one near our office who started ticketing all the motor bikes because parking regulations *were* going to change. I suspect he might have been a fan of the Minority Report

  3. Tracy says:

    Passed my test in 1989. No tickets. No fines. Boom!
    Though there was this one time when I was stopped by the police for nearly mowing a lollypop man down.

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