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Evidence claiming revenue raised from parking fines across the UK totals £30 million each month is "inaccurate" according to the vice-chairman of the Local Government Authority.
David Sparks told Daybreak any money raised from parking fines had to go directly back into "transport initiatives".
A car insurer behind an expose on the revenue brought in by parking fines has warned motorists to double check parking restrictions when visiting a new area.
Managing director of LV= car insurance, John O'Roarke, warned drivers "it is easy to get caught out" and to double check signs before parking.
According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request launched by car insurer LV=, local councils are issuing more parking tickets on average than they were in 2012:
- Council across the UK now dole out on average, 162 parking tickets per day compared with 154 last year.
- City of Westminster hands out the most parking tickets of any local council. They have issued on average 1,269 tickets daily.
- Birmingham City Council issued the most fixed penalties for parking outside of London, issuing 339 every day.
- Bristol City Council gave out 271 every day.
- More than 284,000 tickets were issued by parking wardens on Sundays between January and May this year - up 13% on the same period last year.
Motorists are coughing up more £30 million each month in parking fines, figures suggest.
A Freedom of Information request launched by car insurer LV= exposed the rise in fines issued to drivers for failing to park properly.
More tickets have been issued this year by councils than in 2012, with a 4% rise on last year, and based on an average amount of £42 per ticket, drivers are now paying over £30 million each month.