I returned to my parked car in Kensington recently, only to find three, officious looking people, swarming over the car. I asked one of them if they were parking wardens. He replied. “No, I am a Senior Revenue Protection Officer, TFL, and I have much more power than a parking warden.” He said. “I am investigating your car because it looks suspicious.” I asked. “What on earth are you talking about? It’s my car, it’s taxed and insured, and MoTd.” He responded, “Your rear number plate is dodgy, it does not have a dealer stamp on it.” He then went on to suggest that I may have a duplicate set of number plates inside the car, which I would change to avoid paying the Congestion Tax. He asked me if I would mind if he searched my car. I was absolutely boiling with rage. I told him to sod off, and please call the police if he suspected me of committing an offence. He replied, “That's not necessary this time,” and he informed me that he had taken photo of me and my car. Then he and his two colleagues sauntered off. The man had an appalling attitude, and was a true little Hitler. How do people like this get such jobs? How does TFL make a profit with all the officials like this to pay? Just how many tiers of officials has the motorist got to put up with? Thank you.

Asked on 26 December 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
A wonderful tirade (and for the benefit of readers I had better add this was from a female driver). Please sent it to Boris Johnson, who is, after all, the man in charge of all of this and thereby responsible.
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