Drivers in Cardiff have seen a quadrupling in council penalty charge notices as the city collected £2.4M in fines in the last available figures.
Cardiff alone, nearly four times as many penalty charge notices (PCNs) were issued in 2018/19 compared to 2016/17 (74,142 compared to 19,080) translating to a £1.8m hike in revenue (£593,160 to £2.4m – 313%).
The most profitable offences for Cardiff are ‘no turns’ yielding £1.4m in contrast to £826,424 for yellow box junctions and £182,782 for ‘no entry’ offences, said the RAC as the Government plans to roll out similar legislation for all councils.
The motoring organisation is calling for councils to be monitored to ensure they uniformly follow Gov. recommendations on applying legislation and do not use drivers as “cash cows”.