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Thursday, 6 May 2021

This Nottingham street named as a hotspot for parking fines

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This well-known Nottingham street has racked up the most parking fines in the city, according to the latest penalty charge notice data available from Nottingham City Council.

With lockdown restrictions easing the Parking Ticket Index, created by Able Systems, which provides mobile printers for traffic wardens, reveals that Station Street, a bustling commuter’s hub, received the most parking violations in 2019.

The number of parking fines handed out by the council has gradually increased in recent years. Overall, 69,207 tickets have been issued to motorists in Nottingham.

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Laura Newton, solicitor and partner at law firm, Smith Bowyer Clarke, specialises in Road Transport Law and Motoring Law. Laura explains what you should do if you receive a parking fine:

“Never ignore a parking fine if you receive one. Your local council is open to communicating with you, and, if they apply, will consider discretionary reasons or circumstances surrounding your fine. Hoping the fine will automatically go away will only make the situation worse. If you do ignore it, it can become enforced by the courts. You can contest the fine as long as you believe you have a genuinely valid reason to do so.”

The information was requested as part of a nationwide project looking at parking fines in the UK. The research found Edinburgh had the highest number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) in each of the three years analysed.

Commenting on the research, Mike Houghton, Commercial Manager, Able systems said; “Our research identified the areas and even the streets in the UK that appear to have the biggest issues with illegal parking. Many of the roads which receive the most tickets tend to consistently do so over a number of years – which indicates where councils may focus future efforts to reduce problem parking.

“Surprisingly there are a number of vehicles in the UK that have been hit with more than 100 tickets in 12 months – with a motorist in Reading receiving 205 tickets.”

Data for 2020 was not requested due to the impact of lockdowns on travel within the city which has likely meant no direct comparison can be made from data gathered during the pandemic.