Will increased parking fines cut driving offences?
Some councils in England and Wales have been lobbying the government for the right to increase parking fines. Should motorists pay more?
The local authorities want to bring their fines in line with London, which has a higher upper limit of £120.
Penalties outside the capital currently have an upper limit of £70.
The British Parking Association is also calling for an increase, saying current levels are not enough of a deterrent.
Should councils be allowed to increase parking fines? Will increased fines deter motorists from committing driving offences? Would such a move unfairly penalise drivers?
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