Traffic wardens havebeen replaced by parking attendants or civil enforcement officers as far as the enforcement of parking regulations in the UK. These parking attendants or civil enforcement officers take care of the parking problems that the large and congested cities in the UK face.
The UK has so many people packed into a small area when compared with many other nations. Especially in our cities, lots of people need to get around every day and many people do this by driving their own vehicle. Being short of space already, the UK is obviously very short of parking spaces for all the cars which try and park in our major cities every day. Multi-storey car parks can only take so many cars and many people find it easier to try their luck elsewhere for a parking spot.
Parking attendant jobs are therefore very important in keeping the already congested cities flowing freely. Unfortunately, not everyone adheres to the law when parking, which means that where they have chosen to park is causing inconvenience or danger to others. This illegal parking means that drivers are in danger of being spotted by a civil enforcement officer, who can issue them with a PCN (penalty charge notice) for their misdemeanour.
Although traditionally, parking wardens have recieved a bad press, the aim of a civil enforcement officer is not to inconvenience or punish law abiding road users, but to promote the upholding of UK legislation so that our roads are safer and more free flowing for everyone.
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