Trying to dodge a driving fine in London is like an Olympic sport.
If you’ve been caught out driving in a bus lane, parking on a double yellow, or have unknowingly driven through a congestion charge zone – then you might want to avoid a busy road in Newham that saw over 40,000 driving offences recorded in just 10 months.
Newham Council is set to collect over £5,280,080 from drivers in Browning Road alone, Metro reports.
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Freedom of Information (FOI) requests were sent to all London councils to find out where drivers are most likely to be caught out in the capital. Browning Road came out top.
From January to October this year, 40,616 offences were recorded on the East London road, with Newham Council earning a jaw-dropping average of £17,368 in fines every day.
This averages to £723 in fines per hour.
The road belongs to the wider Browning Ridge Road area scheme, which was launched in 2019 after residents complained about the number of cars travelling through the area.
Now only buses, emergency services, cyclists, black taxis and residents are allowed to use the road.
Since the scheme was first implemented in 2019, Newham Council says it has significantly reduced poor air quality in the borough.
A spokesperson for the council told Metro: “Newham has the worst air quality in England. However, following the introduction of the measures, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the immediate area has reduced by 40%.
“Since the camera enforcement scheme was introduced, average speeds have reduced from 20.4mph to 19.3mph.”
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From the remaining boroughs that responded to FOI requests, the City of London, Havering and Harrow and Islington Council are also expected to rake in millions of pounds for driving offences.
Cornhill Street in the City of London was second place with 22,241 traffic fines, totalling £1.4 million.
This was followed by Tangent Link in Havering with 10,129 fines, amounting to £1.3 million and Charlton Road in Harrow with 9,977 fines, costing nearly £1.3 million.
Highbury Hill in Islington was the fifth most notorious place for drivers to receive a driving fine, with 11,303 fines adding up to a total of £1.1million.
And if you’re prone to an unfortunate parking fine, then you might want to double-check parking restrictions in Westminster, Newham, Richmond, Kingston and Havering.
Westminster Council issued a total of 4,487 parking fines over 10 months in Queensway Street, amounting to an eye-watering £573,610.
High Street North was next in Newham, with the council raking in just over £306,810 from 2,374 fines.
This was followed by Kew Green in Richmond, with 2,422 fines totalling over £248,420 and Ashdown Road in Kingston with 3,159 fines adding up to £189,540.
Finally, Exchange Street in Havering saw the council issue 1,403 fines and collect £181,291.
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