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Are Parking Fines Used By Councils To Make Money?

Thu, 13/09/2012
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If you park regularly in the centre of your home town you are likely to know all the best parking spots, the cheapest car parks and even those little back alleys that escape the eye of the traffic warden. However, if you happen to travel to a different town or city you may find your car sporting a fetching, cellophane wrapped parking ticket because you don’t know that particular tricks to parking there.
Some feel that councils are using the parking ticket system to supplement funding in the face of huge government spending cuts. It seems there may be more traffic wardens out on our streets and in fact some councils have increased the number of paid parking zones in their towns and cut back the number of free parking spaces.
This may not seem like such a problem, but when you factor in the steady rise in the number of cars on the road year on year it seems councils are on to a good earner. This is hitting motorists hard as a recent survey, commissioned by a leading insurance firm, has revealed that almost a fifth of drivers confess to park illegally and risking a fine in the past year.
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