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TRAFFIC WARDENS TRAINED TO COMBAT 'TICKET RAGE'

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Traffic wardens are being given the same training as night-club bouncers to help them cope with a surge in 'ticket ...
Traffic wardens are being given the same training as night-club bouncers to help them cope with a surge in 'ticket rage' attacks by motorists, reported The Independent on Sunday (p6).

Thirty assaults a week are reported on parking attendants in London alone. Even more violence is expected after proposals to increase parking fines in the capital are approved this week. Last month,

the house of lords rejected a Bill by London local authorities to make it a specific offence to attack a warden, like an assault on police.

Westminster LBC is training its staff in non-confrontational techniques. Alan Bradley, chairman of the council's environment and planning committee, said: 'We are disappointed the Bill was rejected because it was intended to protect staff'.

Camden LBC is also considering training its staff in self-defence tactics used by police.
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