Dou­ble yel­low stan­dards for traf­fic war­den

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A CHEEKY traf­fic war­den parked his OWN CAR on dou­ble yel­low lines as he dished out park­ing tick­ets on the very same road.

The uni­formed war­den was caught red-handed by a pass­ing pho­tog­ra­pher mo­ments af­ter fin­ing mo­torists for bad park­ing.

The as­ton­ish­ing dou­ble stan­dard hap­pened in Cardiff city cen­tre where coun­cil chiefs op­er­ate a “zero-tol­er­ance” pol­icy.

Town hall bosses ad­mit­ted they WILL tol­er­ate il­le­gal park­ing – but only by their own traf­fic war­dens.

The AA hit back say­ing the traf­fic war­den was set­ting a “bad ex­am­ple”.

The un­named traf­fic war­den parked up on a dou­ble yel­low line out­side the train sta­tion in the Welsh cap­i­tal.

Snap­per Matthew Hor­wood said: “I was just drop­ping off a friend at the sta­tion when I came across the war­den dou­ble parked.

“I saw him ticket at least two cars be­fore watch­ing him get back into his own ve­hi­cle.

“The fact a war­den feels he can flout the laws while hand­ing out fines to those do­ing ex­actly the same smacks of hypocrisy.”

A spokes­woman for the coun­cil said: “In this par­tic­u­lar lo­ca­tion the only op­tion for the of­fi­cer was to briefly stop on the yel­low lines.”

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