INTERVIEW/COMMENT: UK Councils made £819m from parking charges last year
New research reveals that UK Councils made £819m from parking charges between 2016-2017. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com responds.
She says: “The fact that UK councils cashed in £819m in parking fees and fines last year suggests rising charges are continuing to burden drivers across the UK.
“Our own research shows that the average driver will rack up almost £10,000 worth of parking charges and fines over a 25-year period - £6,952 of which is spent on car park fees alone.
“Drivers who are fed up with hefty parking charges can avoid this by booking parking in advance and shopping around for the cheapest spaces via our car parking tool.
“Those who feel a parking ticket has been issued unfairly should proceed to challenge it, and report any unclear parking signs to the local council to avoid future confusion.”
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