I recently visited a well-known Country inn in a small village in Oxfordshire. I was directed to park my car the opposite side of the road to the inn on a wide pavement as the patron’s car park was full. The car was parked along with to others in such a way as not to cause obstruction to passing traffic or pedestrians. I came out of the inn to find the Law awaiting me. I laving taken the usual particulars, he informed me that he was reporting me
and the to other car drivers for obstruction and no lights. I was very polite to him and apologised for any inconvenience Caused to pedestrians.
I duly received the expected summons, to which I pleaded guilty by post as I was unable to appear in court. You can imagine my shock on receiving a fine of k9! I was obviously regarded by the magistrate in Oxford as a potential criminal.
I have been driving fir seven years and this is my first ” offence ” and extremely hard up financially at the moment. The justice in this country as far as motorists are concerned, quite frankly, seems non-existent! ” FREEDOM FIGHTER.” [Name and address supplied.—ED.] .* * •
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