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Motorist slammed for waiting on hard shoulder to pick up passengers to avoid airport charges

Updated: Apr 27, 2022

Image credit : Twitter @NWmwaypolice

A driver has been slammed for waiting on the hard shoulder of a motorway for their passengers to arrive at Manchester Airport.

North West Motorway Police took to Twitter to highlight the incident, confirming that the driver has now been issued with a Traffic Offence Report.

Twitter users jumped on the post's feed to have their say, with one writing: "Probably because it costs about the same as a week in Tenerife to pick someone up at the airport. Without a doubt, the worst airport on earth."

Another wrote: "This seems to happen often enough that it should be obvious that something needs to be done about short term parking for pick ups at the airport.

"If people think parking on the motorway is a viable alternative to being ripped off at the airport then it needs to be addressed."

Another, known as John A, said: "There us now free parking for private hire cabs, with bathroom facilities, yet none of them use it. They park on the streets around Wythenshawe."

It seems the main discussion around the incident focusses on the introduction of fees at airports around the UK.

RealityCheck wrote: "This is a growing problem across the country with airports charging for drop offs and collections. Premium waiting time."


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