WHY is the Metropolitan Police force immune from the normal rules of motoring that blight everyone else's lives?
My wife pays a substantial sum every month to park her car at work in Uxbridge, which just happens to be directly opposite the police station.
On November 4 she wanted to move her car to come home after a busy day, but, lo and behold, a car was blocking her exit (and on the pavement too).
I have to say it is double yellows, so what if you or I park there, Joe Public?
But no, the vehicle obstructing her legitimate access was a car belonging to the TSG (apparently
something to do with the police) whose driver could not understand what her problem was (once he could be summoned from the police canteen).
End result, car badly dented through trying to not damage an illegally parked police car, and Mr Plod can't understand why she is upset!
Local police commander, police commissioner or even a conscientious traffic warden, can you please tell us why the police think they are immune from the laws that govern the rest of the population and result in a minimum fine of £60 (or £30 if you don't make a fuss and pay up quickly)?
Is it possible to hold an employee of the Met Police to account, or do they automatically fall behind a cloak of anonymity 'in the course of duty'?
Answers please, preferably from men in blue.
NAME AND ADDRESS