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Christian Wolmar blasts dodgy parking signs

[28 March 2012] The leading transport journalist Christian Wolmar has attacked the bad signage used by certain private parking firms to extract money from unsuspecting motorists. It's another blow for the British Parking Association, which thinks its members’ signs are generally beyond reproach, and for the Nelsonian blind-eye approach of the DVLA, which makes pots of money selling drivers’ data to the companies.

To read his article, click here.

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