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Almost 2000 motorists ticketed for dangerous parking

Cars parked poorly could be a road hazard Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

Almost two thousand motorists in Leicestershire have been ticketed in the last month as part of an effort to tackle unsafe parking.

The drive by Leicestershire County Council is attempting to act against people who park in contravention of parking restrictions, such as double yellow lines - posing a potential road safety hazard.

The number of motorists ticketed for dangerous parking

The council takes enforcement action against drivers who park in unsafe locations."

“We don’t make a profit on this – the income from fines just about covers the cost of the enforcement work. It is purely about maintaining road safety and the efficient flow of traffic for the benefit of other road users and the economy."

– Peter Osborne, cabinet member for highways

Over the last year, the council raised £735,645 from fines.

However, once the costs of running the enforcement service was taken into account, it made an overall loss of £792.

The council say that if any profit were made through the scheme, it would be used to fund improvements to parking and general traffic management in the county.

Nottingham City Council makes over £11m in parking charges and fines

Nottingham City Council made just under £12 million in parking charges and fines during 2012/13, according to the RAC Foundation.

It has put the city in 8th place among the top earning councils in the country.

A motorist in Nottingham is given a parking ticket Credit: ITV News Central

The figure is up by more than £7 million on the previous year mostly as a result of the workplace parking levy which is included in the figures.