In reply to MT Powell's letter (December 5), parking is more a problem of authority than money.

Traffic wardens only issue parking tickets. They don't deal with illegal or dangerous parking, which can have much worse consequences.

I observed wardens putting tickets on cars just yards from a lorry on zig-zag lines, in front of a pedestrian crossing. This life-threatening parking was apparently a police matter so it was ignored.

We need more police on the roads to deal with bad driving and dangerous parking, not legions of traffic wardens issuing draconian fines for having an inch of wheel on the pavement or for forgetting to scratch a portion of a pay/display card.

A safety camera is no replacement for someone with intelligence and judgement - which I'm sure some police have.

-Barnaby Burch, Hove