British drivers left parking mad
British motorists have dished out and eye-watering £275,290,000 in parking fines in the last three years.
Figures released by car leasing specialist UK Carline found that a shocking 2,752,900 parking fines were issued over the three year period, with 941,888 tickets handed out in 2016 alone.
It also found that Saturday was found to be the day that traffic wardens were out in full force, with councils issuing 430,035 Saturday parking tickets in the three-year period – three per cent higher than the average weekday (417,456 fines).
Brent motorists were found to be hit the hardest with parking fines, with 537,128 issued between 2014 and 2017, costing motorists £53,712,800.
The top 10 areas in the UK with the highest number of fines were Brent, Croydon, Bristol, Ealing, Newcastle, Enfield, Sheffield, Leicester, Bradford, and Plymouth.
Commenting on the research, Jonathan Nolan, general manager at UK Carline, said, ‘We were astounded at the amount of parking tickets British motorists have received in the last two years, and even more shocked about the millions of pounds the UK pays out every year on fines.
‘We felt especially bad for anyone caught out with one of the 86,427 parking tickets issued in October last year – the highest number in the last three years. While we know that many of these fines are justified, drivers can occasionally be unfairly issued with parking tickets. Fortunately, if you are one of the two million drivers hit with a ticket over the past three years, there are ways of appealing, and it doesn’t necessarily take too much time or effort.’
For tips on how to appeal parking tickets visit: http://www.ukcarline.co.uk/news/how-to-appeal-a-parking-ticket/