A diabetic driver is fuming after being given a parking ticket for stopping when he became ill behind the wheel.
On June 25, John Turner,from Lincoln, was driving along Sheepcote Road, Harrow,to visit his sister in Catford, South London, when he started to feel light-headed.
Insulin-dependent diabetics are advised by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to "stop the vehicle as soon as possible" when they are taken ill.
As soon as he realised he was unwell the 79-year-old stopped his car and left the vehicle.A member of the public found Mr Turner staggering up the road.
After waiting for his blood glucose to stabilise he returned to his car,where he found a ticket on his windscreen.
After returning home the pensioner obtained a report from his doctor,who said that his episode was probably caused by his diabetes, but put on his report that Mr Turner was unwell 'for no known reason' as he was unable to check his condition at the time.
Mr Turner's appeal was rejected and he was forced to pay the fine.
Mr Turner said: "I didn't want to drive on in case I had an accident. What would have happened if I had continued?
"The DVLA says one thing but Harrow [Council] does not care, for them it is all about the money."
Councillor Susan Hall (Conservative), portfolio holder for environmental services, stated the car was parked on double yellow line next to a sign saying no waiting at any time or loading/unloading between the hours of 8am-6.30pm Monday to Saturday.
She said: "The disabled badge does not exempt disabled drivers from this loading restriction.
"We regret to hear that the gentleman was feeling unwell, however,we are unable to cancel the fine as there is no proof to suggest he stopped for this reason.
"If he had stayed with the car, the civil enforcement officer would have assessed his situation and advised him accordingly."