Motorists from South London are using some very creative cop-outs to try to avoid parking tickets, as reported on the BBC News website.
In a fashion similar to the timeless “my dog ate my homework”, one such appeal to South London Council came from a motorist who had the gall to claim that sighting a UFO caused him to enter into the bus lane. From the ludicrous to the outright ridiculous, several additional excuses for parking on a double yellow line included colour blindness and also denial of any knowledge of what the yellow lines actually mean.
But perhaps the office favourite was: ”It was raining. I thought I could park anywhere if the weather was bad.”
Bearing in mind our Great British weather, that is nothing short of genius.