Traffic warden leaves surprise note for female driver after her battle with broken ticket machine

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A TRAFFIC warden left a surprise note for a female driver after she battled with a broken ticket machine.

The driver known as Lyd, couldn’t pay the full amount to park at Midsummer Meadow car park, Northampton yesterday.

Lyd was fearful to leave her car in a Northampton car park, as she struggled to pay the full amount on a broken ticket machine
Lyd was fearful to leave her car in a Northampton car park, as she struggled to pay the full amount on a broken ticket machine
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A kind traffic warden left this note for Lyd on her windscreen
A kind traffic warden left this note for Lyd on her windscreen
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Only able to pay £1 for one ticket and 60p for the other, she left a note for wardens on her windscreen, pleading for them to show mercy and not fine her.

Lyd told wardens: “I tried to pay for 2 hours but didn’t work so had to get 2 separate at same time.

“Pls don’t give me a ticket :(.”

When she returned to her car, she saw a yellow sticker attached to the windscreen, and immediately feared she got a £70 fine.

But to her surprise, she saw the complete opposite of her fears.

The warden wrote: “Good afternoon. Okay, this time I’ll give you :).”

The warden added: “It’s important you remember that should this happen in the future you MUST phone the number on the board next to the machine.”

After writing the number down, the warden signed off the note with “Have a good rest of the day.”

Posting both images on Twitter, Lyd captioned the tweet “Thanks for understanding x.”

One of Lyd’s followers, obviously not having encountered merciful traffic wardens, responded: “I f***ing hate you.”

Lyd responded: “Thanks so much”.


While kind acts are quite rare, they do happen on occasion.

Last December, Ross Crombie-Noble from Cumbria left his car overnight on double yellow lines outside his partner’s home.

Instead of receiving a charge, he received a note from the warden saying: “Merry Christmas, enjoy not getting a ticket.”

Lyd was scared when she saw the yellow package next to her note, but it was much nicer than she expected
Lyd was scared when she saw the yellow package next to her note, but it was much nicer than she expected
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Lyd was so happy, she thanked the warden on Twitter
Lyd was so happy, she thanked the warden on Twitter
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