August 02, 2015
2am Ticket Blitz Shows Lack Of Common Sense And Blatant Revenue Gathering
2AM TICKET BLITZ SHOWS LACK OF COMMON SENSE AND BLATANT REVENUE GATHERING
SATURDAY 2 AUGUST 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is backing residents of two narrow Auckland streets in their criticism of Auckland Council parking wardens who fined 27 residents in a 2am blitz on cars with two wheels on the curb. Carmel Claridge, a spokesperson for the Ratepayers’ Alliance says:
"My son is one of the affected residents on Tautari Street. If residents followed Auckland Transport’s rules, the road would be impossible to pass. Ticketing 27 cars at 2am on a quiet residential street isn’t about public order, it’s Auckland Transport being over zealous and revenue gathering."
“The trouble with Auckland Council is its choice to apply blanket rules rather than common sense. Here a community have done the right thing by parking on the curb to allow unimpeded access and reduce the hazard. Rather than let them be, the Council swans in with its ‘we know best’ attitude."