Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, UK
We can officially quit our whining over our latest parking ticket. Across The Pond, London authorities have begun putting local drivers’ feet to the fire and are raking in record fines as a result. One street even managed to pull down nearly £1 million ($1.6 million at current conversion rates) last year. That’s especially shocking considering that the now infamous Clapham Park Road in the borough of Lambeth is less than half a mile long. According to reports, authorities issued an astonishing 16,800 tickets on that street alone, or about 46 citations per day.
The total amount collected from fines on that particular street tallied over £300,000 ($480,000) higher than the road with the next highest level of parking fine revenue.
Some locals believe that the government is using parking fines to make up gaps in their budget as an illegal revenue generator. Multiple complaints to that tune have already been levied from Barnet to Westminster.
[Source: PistonHeads | Image: Oli Scariff/Getty Images]
Parking fines on single London street reportedly reach over $1.5M originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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