Park legally and abide by the rules

I HAVE been reading, with much amusement, the recent letters about the parking in Blyth.

I can’t help but wonder if the correspondents realise just what they sound like?

People are complaining they got parking tickets. Well perhaps if they abide by the rules, park legally and correctly in the ample parking areas the town centre has, then they wouldn’t have got tickets.

They got tickets because they were causing a nuisance, inconvenience, and possibly a danger to other road users and pedestrians.

Also, if I hear one more person try to make excuses as to why they shouldn’t get a ticket because they have a blue badge, I’ll scream.

If they are so ignorant not to have read and understood the rules of using the blue badge then they should get a double fine in my opinion because they are deliberately abusing its use.

The blue badge is not a ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card that lets you park just anywhere you feel like and be waived the penalties the rest of us have to pay if we ‘make a mistake’.

Do what the majority of drivers do and park legally, with some thought and respect for other people.

Or, as many of them have said they’ll do, go to Cramlington where you will have no problems parking – except on market day, of course, or Saturday, or Sunday, but on those days you can enjoy a relaxing drive around and around the car parks hoping for a space.

Do try and remember the car parks there are also monitored and enforced when you feel like parking wherever you like because you’re special.