Parking fines and traffic wardens for Britain: from the archive, 29 January 1960

Parking fines and traffic wardens for Britain: from the archive, 29 January 1960

The Home Secretary announces plans to trial traffic fines in London, but won’t be drawn on the new corps of wardens

Mr Butler, the Home Secretary, yesterday gave firm promises that legislation will be introduced this session to authorise a ticket system of fines for traffic offences and the recruitment of a corps of traffic wardens.

Mr Butler explained that the ticket system would at first, for an experimental period, be limited to London, and would consist of “a standard penalty system whereby persons who commit certain traffic offences will be informed by means of a ticket attached to the vehicle that they may if they wish pay a standard penalty to a court as an alternative to being prosecuted.”

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Source: Guardian Transport

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