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UK hate for Traffic Wardens lessening?

By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:05

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New study shows the UK’s hate for Traffic Wardens may be lessening

Just over 10 years ago it was announced in a nationwide survey that the job of Traffic Warden was the most hated by the UK public, beating politicians, sales people and bankers. It’s safe to say this result attached some fairly hefty stigma to those who wear the yellow jacket.

A decade later, it seems other career choices have angered the public much more than the humble Traffic Warden.

A recent study conducted by IntelligentCarLeasing.com asked 1000 UK adults to choose the occupation they have the least respect for and the results can be seen in the image below:
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It’s quite possible that the publics’ attitude towards traffic wardens haven’t actually changed that much. However with other areas having a more grating impact on our daily lives wardens have been pushed down somewhat.

Intelligent Car Leasing decided to ask 5 members of the public their honest opinions of traffic wardens. Although by no means a scientifically valid sample size, it does give some interesting insights into the public’s attitude towards this specific job. Needless to say 3 out of the 5 individuals gave a very negative account of traffic wardens including:

“It’s not the fact that they give people tickets, that’s their job, it’s the look of satisfaction on their face when they do it”

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