A fine line

WHEN is it ok to park on a single yellow line?When you're the person who hands out the parking tickets.That is the sight that greeted the manager of Ruskin Lifting Engineers in Ipswich's Foxhall Road, when he popped out from work.

WHEN is it ok to park on a single yellow line?

When you're the person who hands out the parking tickets.

That is the sight that greeted the manager of Ruskin Lifting Engineers in Ipswich's Foxhall Road, when he popped out from work.

Eagle-eyed Gordon Edie captured the Ipswich Parking Service van, while it was stopped partly on a footpath and on a single yellow line, on his mobile phone.

A single yellow line means you cannot stop, except to load or unload, during the times waiting restrictions are in force.

But, Ipswich Borough Council pointed out, parking attendants are exempt from such rules while doing statutory, local authority work.

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However Mr Edie, who said he took the picture at about 11am on Wednesday, believes it is hypocritical.

He also said: “It prevented other vehicles from parking on our forecourt to load and unload - there was another vehicle waiting to come on to the forecourt.”

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said: “They were going about their business and were advising a member of the public that they couldn't park in a particular place - they popped out to advise the motorist.

“They are exempt from traffic regulation orders while carrying out the statutory function of local authorities.”