Motorists fined nearly £700,000 in three years at Wandsworth's most prolific street for bad drivers

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Motorists fined nearly £700,000 in three years at Wandsworth's most prolific street for bad drivers

Postby Community Editor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 am

When it comes to disobeying the road rules, it turns out drivers in Putney are the worst.

A Freedom of Information request by the Wandsworth Times has revealed that since the beginning of 2016, ten streets in the borough have amassed a total of £3,140,475 worth of fines issued by the council for illegal driving.

And sitting at the top of that list is Putney High Street, where drivers have racked up £688,000 worth of fines in the past three years. This hot spot for bad driving, like all the others in the top ten, are monitored by automatic number plate recognition cameras.

A spokesman for Wandsworth Council explained what that money would go towards.

“The fines imposed in these case are for drivers who have driven dangerously or caused obstructions for other road users," he said.

"They include driving the wrong way down one way streets, illegal right and left turns and blocking box junctions.

"By law all the revenue raised must be spent on transport related services such as repairing potholes, funding free bus passes and taxicards for pensioners and disabled people and also on the costs of transporting vulnerable and disabled children with special educational needs to and from school.”

The image shows the top ten most fined roads in Wandsworth, with the street name on the left, the number of total fines in the middle and value of fines handed out (not received) on the right.

Source: https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/ne ... d-drivers/
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Re: Motorists fined nearly £700,000 in three years at Wandsworth's most prolific street for bad drivers

Postby addled » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:46 am

"By law all the revenue raised must be spent on transport related services such as repairing potholes..."

Almost lost my car in that moon crater that was at the end of Windmill Drive for over 6 months.
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