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Parking fines 'on the increase'
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More than 20.4bn miles are driven in London each year
The number of Londoners caught flouting parking restrictions is continuing to rise, new figures show.

London Councils revealed more than 5 million parking tickets were issued between April 2006 and March 2007 - a 2.7% increase on the previous year.

However the number of people straying into London's bus lanes significantly reduced, falling 41% over the last year to 288, 394.

Vehicles driven in London clock-up 20.4bn miles every year.

There were also more than 25,000 fewer vehicles clamped in London, representing a 26% drop.

According to the figures about 1% of all penalties issued in the last year were appealed against, an increase of about 8%, and of those 67% of motorists were successful.

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