24 7 Parking Comment On The Rise In 'Ghost Fines' Based On CCTV Evidence

From: 24 7 Parking Limited
Published: Mon Feb 01 2010

24 7 parking, experts in finding affordable long term parking in London, comment on the increase in people receiving 'ghost fines' and parking tickets based purely on CCTV evidence.

Figures suggest that up to one in three fines have been issued by councils with relevant CCTV powers - 24 council bodies out of 33 - after CCTV has captured cars parked on double yellow lines outside of schools and box junctions. Once captured, a fine will be sent to the person's postal address of up to 120.

In London alone last year, just under six million penalty charge notices were issued for human error when parking in London. In some boroughs, a third of those fines were based on CCTV evidence alone. Motoring groups are in strong opposition to the cameras, claiming they are purely a measure to generate income and make traffic wardens' jobs entirely defunct.

"CCTV cameras are on the increase if these figures are anything to go by, and it seems as though the average driver is again being stung in the pocket by unscrupulous councils looking to earn a quick buck," said Peter Cooper of 24 7 Parking. "Parking in London. "This seems to be the biggest earner for local councils and the legitimacy of these cameras must surely be called into question in the near future. People worried about looking for London parking before setting out on a journey should enlist the services of companies such as 24 7 Parking to ensure they aren't bitten hard by parking fines."

To find out more about 24 7 Parking and their contract parking facilities, please visit: http://www.247parking.com/ or call 0207 183 7247 for a quote.

Established in 2002, 24 7 Parking are experts in finding car parking in London and across the UK. Whether clients are looking for a month's parking or a year's parking, 24 7 Parking will find the most convenient and cost effective options.
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