Black day for inventor of yellow line

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Britain's motorists were tasting sweet revenge last night after the inventor of double yellow lines finally fell victim to his own creation, picking up his first parking ticket. George Musgrave, 81, came up with the idea for yellow lines on the sides of roads to increase traffic safety 50 years ago, winning him a pounds 2 prize from his local council.

His blemish-free record since then has been tarnished when he illegally parked on a single yellow line outside a shop. Mr Musgrave, of Eastbourne, told the Times: "The law is the law and I broke it." He entered the idea of yellow lines in a competition in 1947.