Why penalise motorists who can't get new coupons?

The report ("New parking coupon respite - but just once"; Dec 8) appears like a nice gesture on the part of the authorities.

However, how can one be penalised for not using the new coupons when one cannot even get hold of them?

The right thing to do is to allow all motorists to use the old coupons till they have no more.

This way, it saves everyone a lot of hassle. I am not convinced the manpower involved in the exchange process is economical at all.

Also, productivity suffers, as one has to make time and take the effort to trade the old coupons for the new.

James Wong