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Wirral Council earns £12,000 in fines from one bus stop
MORE parking tickets were handed out to motorists parked in a Wirral bus stop than to those parked on pedestrian crossings and yellow zig zags.
Wirral Council’s CCTV spy, which is used to catch motorists parked illegally, caught a total of 407 cars on Seaview Road, Liscard, between November 2011 and October 2013.
Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request show that of those 407 tickets, 337 were handed out for parking on a restricted bus stop or stand, earning the council £11, 632.50 in parking fines.
Just 66 motorists were fined for stopping on a pedestrian crossing or crossing area marked by zig zags, at a cost of £2,334.50, while £35 was earned from four tickets issued for parking in a restricted street during prescribed hours.
During this period, the spy car parked in the limited waiting bays outside Burd Ward Solicitors and opposite Marley’s and the Wirral Hospice Charity Shop.
Councillor Harry Smith, Wirral’s cabinet member for highways and transportation said: “Parking illegally is an offence no matter where that offence takes places.
“It is particularly dangerous and selfish to park on yellow lines at bus stops.
“Not only is the viewpoint of people using those bus stops obscured, buses may not be able to stop, or may be forced to pick up passengers in the middle of the road, which is hazardous and holds up other traffic.”
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