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Reality check: traffic wardens are necessary

Published 15/05/2012

Your correspondent Margaret Gibson (Saturday Review, May 12) describes traffic wardens - "or whatever it is they call themselves" - as "jumped up little tyrants".

She talks about the old-fashioned, courteous and useful traffic wardens.

From memory, they, too, issued fines and did not simply wander about with a fixed grin, supplying directions to lost motorists.

Unfortunately, we need traffic attendants. It'd be a wonderful world if everyone kept the rules that a civilised society requires.

We could then do without police, litter and dog wardens and every other kind of authority needed to deal with some members of our society who think they can do whatever they want. Come into the real world, Margaret.

BOB DAVIDSON

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