“Car-Sitters” Hired by London Company to Double-Park Its Cars

Double Parked Cars in London 1 photo
Photo: Chriss Hill via Flickr
One of the major concerns of a big city car driver is finding a parking spot in the crowded inner quarter of the metropolis. One of the most European driver-unfriendly city is London, where there are huge parking fines, a congestion charge and traffic cameras to see every meter you move.
As cars are vital for a big company to move their employees around town, Will Davies, the boss of Aspect, found a clever solution in this parking matter. He pays around £8 (€9.5) per hour for young unemployed people to baby-sit their employees’ double-parked cars around the buildings they visit. When the traffic warden comes, the “car-sitters” simply drives away, returning later.

Davis said that this solution is completely legal and cheaper than paying parking fines of up to £120 (€142), as well as clamping fines and car pound release fees. He even plans to expand this kind of services to other companies if it proves successful.
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