Don’t hit hospital parkers: Not right to fine patients

I was in the wrong place at the wrong time three weeks ago when I parked my car on the verge in a lay-by near to Chesterfield Hospital, whilst taking my elderly father for a routine appointment.

Upon my return I had a ticket on my windscreen. Now I admit it was my mistake, but the traffic wardens seem to only lurk where they can make easy money.

I happen to drive past a school at the end of the day, and I can imagine it’s the same at most schools, with people parking in dangerous spots, and yet parking attendants are rarely to be seen.

It galls me to think families are parking where they can as loved one is ill, only to be hit with a fine!

Raymond Marsh

Chesterfield