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