The traffic warden is now probably the most detested public servant on our streets today, as they are literally on the streets patrolling to make sure that no one has parked illegally such as on a double yellow lined street or dangerously such as immediately outside of a school gate.
The trouble is that many of us fall victim to a “meter maid" at some point in our driving lives and feel slighted because they didn't understand that they could not park there. Many motorists feel that some signs and instructions are deliberately confusing and aim to catch them out and earn themselves a ticket and a parking fine.
A recent survey of motorists found that 60 percent of them were under informed about where they could and couldn't leave their vehicle. One in ten of those questioned had received a fine for parking at a hospital when visiting a sick friend or relative or when they were in the hospital themselves!
The survey was carried out by a car insurance company who found that with most parking enforcement policies it's now local authorities and councils that handle the policing of the streets instead of the police.
Whilst a parking fine isn't likely to affect your car insurance quotes it can certainly add to the cost of motoring and this is something people are being more conscious of with expenses like petrol rising in cost many people are finding that they don't want to be caught a foul of some malicious parking attendant.
Other driving convictions such as running red lights or speeding are likely to affect insurance policies so you still need to be careful when you're driving as you may get a fine or penalty in the short term but in the long term you also have high insurance costs to deal with, as well as the prospect of a tougher time finding an insurer who will take a chance on you.
If you are looking for car insurance or need to find a better deal then check online with many insurers to find the best car insurance quotes for your particular needs. Check with your motor insurance to see if you can make a saving on your car insurance.