Motorist gets £50 fine as snow stopped warden seeing her ticket

Tom Webster

Some people might have risked parking without a ticket in the snowy weather, figuring that some traffic wardens hadn't been able to get to work. But Sue Cooke wasn't one of them – she bought and displayed a ticket when she went to do some shopping in Leek, Staffordshire.

But her efforts were to no avail, as she was hit with a £50 penalty – as the traffic warden didn't scrape away the snow on her windscreen to check she had paid and displayed a ticket.