London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 02, 2010 -- 24 7 parking, experts in finding accessible parking in London, are today warning all motorists and drivers to keep a vigilant eye on where they park as news spreads of councils recording record profits through parking fines.
Local council authorities made a turnover of Â£328 million in the last year alone, more than three times the amount raised through speed cameras. Over 265 local councils throughout the UK now have the power to enforce parking in their areas and receive the full amount of fines accumulated.
Parking in London saw some of the biggest increases, with Chelsea and Kensington councils receiving, on average, Â£85 per fine, with the total of some area's parking fines reaching a high of Â£41,869,000. This is despite Government guidelines that council powers shouldn't be incorporated to bolster funds, with independent transport groups registering outrage at the amount of money raised.
"The news that councils are making an awful lot of money from parking fines, especially in the London boroughs, shows just how important it is for motorists to plan ahead before they journey to London in their vehicles," commented Nick Mordin of 24 7 Parking. "It is especially unfair that drivers are bearing the brunt, especially those in the capital. Motorists need to plan ahead in these tough times and employ the services of a London parking company, such as the facilities offered by 24 7 Parking.
To find out more about 24 7 Parking and their new secure parking facilities in Leeds, please visit: http://www.247parking.com/ or call 0207 183 7247 for a quote.