Parking 'brings £594m surplus for English councils'
23 December 2013 Last updated at 14:26 GMT
Councils are making record surpluses from parking charges and fines, according to the RAC Foundation.
In 2012-13 local authorities in England made a "profit" of £594m from parking activities, the organisation said.
Seven of the 10 greatest surpluses were in London - including all the top four. The largest was £39.7m in Westminster.
Sophie Hutchinson reports.