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Fines for London drivers rise 4%
Car clamped
Westminster council issued the most tickets
The number of fines handed out to London drivers increased by almost 4% last year, new figures reveal.

More than six million tickets were issued between March 2005 and April 2006, the Association of London Government (ALG) data showed.

Penalty charge notices related to illegal parking, use of bus lanes, moving traffic offences and violation of the London Lorry Control Scheme.

Westminster issued the most tickets and Camden clamped the most vehicles.

The figures also showed fewer drivers were given tickets for driving in bus lanes and more fines were issued for offences including stopping in a box junction and going through a no entry sign.

Deputy Chairman of the ALG's Transport and Environment Committee, Cllr Tariq Ahmad, said: "Boroughs carry out enforcement to ensure that people follow the rules and don't cause obstructions and dangers to other road users.

"These figures are testament to their efforts and reflect a greater understanding and adherence to traffic and parking regulations by the motorist. "


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