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£20,000 Parking Fines Between 5 Cars
Five vehicles in South Lanarkshire racked up over £20,000 in parking fines between them.
A total of 343 tickets were dished out by the local authority, who had recovered over half of the money owed.
The figures are a result of a Freedom of Information request.
It revealed that one vehicle had been issued with 68 tickets and had paid none of the £6060 fines. All of these tickets were issued in the past 10 months and the full value of the outstanding debt was passed to the Sheriff Officer to pursue recovery.
One vehicle was issued with 54 tickets and paid £2338 of £4770 – with £2432 outstanding at the time the statistics were collated. However, following further payments the value of the outstanding debt reduced to £180.
Another vehicle was issued with 108 tickets and paid £4200, with no outstanding balance.
One vehicle was issued with 53 tickets and paid £2790 of £2910 with £120 outstanding at the time the statistics were collated. However, following further repayments, the debt has now been cleared.
And another vehicle was issued with 60 tickets and paid £2280, with no outstanding balance.
Gordon Mackay, head of roads and transportation at South Lanarkshire Council, said: “It is clear from these figures that a small number of individuals frequently park in obvious contravention of local parking rules.
“It is hopefully also evident that the council actively seek recovery of all parking debts, generally utilising Sheriff Officers to ensure this is achieved. It is important to also remember the income the council receives from parking fines pays for the service provided to law-abiding motorists.”
The figures, which were correct on April 5 this year, reveal five vehicles were given 343 tickets that equated to £20,220 in fines. Of that, £13,860 was recovered.
Across Scotland, a vehicle in Dundee had been given 314 parking tickets, with £28,260 owed in fines relating to the vehicle, the most for any vehicle in the country.
It was followed by a car in Aberdeen, which had been ticketed 237 times. Just one ticket had been paid, at £30, with £21,240 in fines outstanding.