Park­ing fine ev­ery 2 mins nets coun­cil £7,000 a day!

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OVERZEAL­OUS traf­fic war­dens pa­trolling one UK city is­sue driv­ers with park­ing fines ev­ery TWO MIN­UTES it has been re­vealed.

Not­ting­ham City Coun­cil and County Coun­cil raked in a huge £8MIL­LION from penalty charges over three years – £7,123 ev­ery DAY.

In the past year alone both au­thor­i­ties racked up £2.6 mil­lion from fines is­sued to mo­torists.

Un­for­giv­ing war­dens from the county and city coun­cils handed out 91,000 tick­ets in 2012 – 250 a day.

The fig­ures were re­leased as coun­cils across the UK de­nied us­ing park­ing charges as a “cash cow” in the wake of Tory-led pro­pos­als to al­low a dou­ble yel­low line ‘grace pe­riod’.

Un­der the plans mo­torists would be given 15 min­utes to make drop-offs or a quick shop visit be­fore they’re handed a ticket.

Mo­torists hit out at ‘greedy’ coun­cils and one, house­wife Leanne Squires, 31, from Not­ting­ham, said: “It seems like a lot of money for the coun­cil to be bring­ing in when there can’t be many peo­ple who break rules on pur­pose. War­dens of­ten lie in wait for tick­ets to ex­pire.”

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