There is an appeals process if people wish to challenge a penalty charge notice they have been issued with.
'We look at each case on its own merit based on the evidence and representations made.
A driver who stopped his van at a zebra crossing for 7 seconds to let his son get out has been hit with a £35 fine. Graham Wilkinson was caught by a council CCTV camera outside Shoeburyness High School in Essex.
Graham's 12-year-old son, Joel is a pupil at the school. His brief stop also allowed other children to get across the road safely. Speaking to the Southend Echo he said:
"It's a ludicrous decision. It's not like I have parked up and got out. I even spoke to a police officer to see if I was breaking some road traffic law, but they said I wasn't.
"You can clearly see the kids walking across. I couldn't have driven on, even if I'd have wanted to, and I wasn't holding anyone up."