Scores of motorists ticketed for parking dangerously

Over �50,000 has been raised in the past year through parking tickets in Lincolnshire.
Over �50,000 has been raised in the past year through parking tickets in Lincolnshire.

A drive to tackle unsafe parking has seen 127 motorists ticketed over the last month in the Harborough district.

Leicestershire County Council revealed the figures to show it is taking enforcement action against people who park in contravention of parking restrictions, such as double yellow lines.

Peter Osborne, cabinet member for highways, said: ““We don’t make a profit on this – the income from fines just about covers the cost of the enforcement work.

“I hope these figures show that we’re taking the issue seriously and people who park on the restrictions, which is dangerous and inappropriate, should be aware – we’re watching you.”

Over the last year, the council raised £735,645 from fines and, once the costs of running the enforcement service was taken into account, the council made a loss of £792.

All monies generated are used to run the service and if a surplus was made, it would be used to fund improvements to parking and general traffic management in the county.