Low traffic zones cost London drivers £33m in fines in a year

Low traffic zones cost London drivers £33m in fines in a year – with 80 penalties handed out every hour

  • Drivers were hit with 755,098 fines – or 80 every hour – after breaking LTN rules
  • Motoring groups said statistics were ‘the tip of the iceberg’ as dozens of LTNs
  • Dozens of LTNs include cycle lanes, wider pavements  and closing streets to cars
  • Motorists in London have been clobbered with more than £33million in fines over the past year for breaching new road rules as part of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs).

    Figures show drivers were hit with 755,098 fines – or 80 every hour – after being caught by cameras policing the controversial schemes.

    Motoring groups said the statistics were ‘the tip of the iceberg’ as dozens of LTNs, which include cycle lanes, wider pavements and closing streets to cars, have been created outside of London.

    Figures show drivers were hit with 755,098 fines ¿ or 80 every hour ¿ after being caught by cameras policing the controversial schemes

    Figures show drivers were hit with 755,098 fines – or 80 every hour – after being caught by cameras policing the controversial schemes

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has handed town halls hundreds of millions of pounds for LTNs since the pandemic started to encourage a shift away from car use.

    A spokesman for the Local Government Association, which represents councils, said: ‘LTNs do not exist to raise money but to make streets safer and give people confidence to walk or cycle.’

    Motoring groups said the statistics were ¿the tip of the iceberg¿ as dozens of LTNs, which include cycle lanes, wider pavements and closing streets to cars, have been created outside of London

    Motoring groups said the statistics were ‘the tip of the iceberg’ as dozens of LTNs, which include cycle lanes, wider pavements and closing streets to cars, have been created outside of London

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