What Do You Think about Parking Charges?
Take part in London wide consultation before September 30
Londoners have until September 30 to air their views on parking charges as part of a London-wide joint consultation being carried out by Transport for London and London Councils.
In the Additional Parking Charges consultation, Londoners are being given the chance to say how much they think motorists should pay for parking penalties and are being asked for their views on the current two-tier system.
This system means some parking offences incur higher costs than others depending on their severity and the roads on which they occur. The current cost of penalties is £120 for serious contraventions in central London and £80 for lesser contraventions. Penalty charges are reviewed every four years.
They are also being asked for their views on how much penalties should be for releasing cars from wheel clamps and car pounds, driving in bus lanes and other contraventions of parking regulations.
A final decision will be made by London Councils’ transport and environment committee on December 9 and by TfL, before being presented to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Transport for approval. The new penalties will come into effect from April 1.
Call 020 7934 9907 for a copy or visit the consultation website to download the consultation and a response form.
September 24, 2010