Popular Portsmouth car park racks up most fines while city's worst offender is slapped with a costly 58 tickets

A seafront car park has in Southsea saw the most parking fines in the city – while one driver was given more than one ticket per week.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 1:05 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 2:15 pm

It was revealed Seafront The Esplanade Car Park – which is near Clarence Pier – received the most parking violations in 2019, according to the latest penalty charge notice data available from Portsmouth City Council.

In total, 59,424 tickets were issued to motorists in Portsmouth during the year.

The data also revealed that Portsmouth’s worst offender had been slapped with a costly 58 tickets.

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The Parking Ticket Index, created by Able Systems, which provides mobile printers for traffic wardens, revealed the findings.

The information was requested as part of a nationwide project looking at parking fines in the UK.

The research found Edinburgh had the highest number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) in each of the three years analysed.

Mike Houghton, commercial manager of Able systems said: ‘Our research identified the areas and even the streets in the UK that appear to have the biggest issues with illegal parking.

‘Many of the roads which receive the most tickets tend to consistently do so over a number of years – which indicates where councils may focus future efforts to reduce problem parking.

‘Surprisingly there are a number of vehicles in the UK that have been hit with more than 100 tickets in 12 months – with a motorist in Reading receiving 205 tickets.

‘Portsmouth’s worst offender received just 58 in comparison.’

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