Seven parking tickets set to cost Mercedes driver a small fortune
PARKING illegally can really hit drivers in the pocket.
But the owner of this car will be facing a huge bill, if the number of tickets attached to their vehicle is anything to go by.
The Mercedes CLS was spotted parked beside the Lock Warehouse in Severn Road, Gloucester, this weekend.
The flashy motor has seven fixed penalty notices attached to it and is also missing a tax disc.
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Gloucester city councillor Pam Tracey (C, Westgate), thought the case was an extreme one but that parking in the city could be improved.
She said: "That is diabolical to see that this car has seven tickets on it.
"This road is used by police and council officers a lot and I know residents who live in nearby properties already complain about the lack of parking for them.
"The driver of this car must be a millionaire if he can afford all these tickets."
She added more needed to be done to clampdown on the problem.
"Nobody in this city seems to know how to park properly or what the rules are because the signs are not clear," she said.
David Purchase, who owns the On Toast cafe in Severn Road, said people should stick to the rules.
He said: "I have walked past this car for the past two weeks now. In this case it is not a city council area or off-road parking, it is the courtyard for those living in the flats, so vehicles should have permits displayed but also it should have extra security.
"It seems a bit over the top for enforcement officers to keep sticking tickets on. If an officer can see it has one, what is the point of putting another one on?
"The police should have been informed to check the registration."
And it's not only the Docks area of the city that's seen extreme examples of bad parking recently.
This photograph, posted on Facebook, shows a scooter parked at the give way lines at Tesco in Quedgeley as if it was the edge of a space.