Unacceptable

SIR, — You report how a doctor on an emergency call was given a fine for parking on double yellow lines even though she was displaying a doctor on call sign. This situation is unacceptable. A doctor must be able to get to a patient in an emergency even

SIR, - You report how a doctor on an emergency call was given a fine for parking on double yellow lines even though she was displaying a "doctor on call" sign.

This situation is unacceptable. A doctor must be able to get to a patient in an emergency even if this means parking in such a way. Also, the doctor has been asked to prove that the situation was an emergency. Surely a person in such a position should be considered completely trustworthy.

As a council tax-payer, and therefore an employer of both NCP employees and council officials, I think that the parking attendant should be retrained to perform the job more satisfactorily, and that the council official who upheld the decision should, at the very least, be disciplined.

VIVIENNE DAVIS,


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