#728: Ward-off

I’ve had more than enough cash extracted from me by Edinburgh City Council traffic wardens. The suggestion is no longer even being made that this funds some useful service or benefits the underprivileged: it just boosts the salaries of the usual crew of bureaucrats.

Today’s invention is a novel application for a handheld camera/printer device. This is intended to undermine punitive unreasonableness in areas where to park my overtaxed car I have to leave a visible paper ticket inside it.

To avoid paying, take a photograph of someone else’s ticket stuck to the inside of their window parked at some distance from your own vehicle (this might benefit from some reflection-reduction image processing). Now print out and place the bogus ticket on one’s dashboard.

No passing warden will be bothered to compare the details of yours with someone else’s.

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