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FIRST CITY-WIDE TWO TIER SCHEME FOR PENALISING ILLEGAL PARKING

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Motorists are being reminded that the country's first city-wide two tier parking penalties scheme based on the seri...
Motorists are being reminded that the country's first city-wide two tier parking penalties scheme based on the seriousness of the contravention committed will be introduced in London from 1 July.

The scheme will mean drivers parking at bus stops, on pedestrian crossings, or in the safety zones outside schools will receive a higher penalty than those overstaying at a parking meter.

A£120 penalty will be applied to serious contraventions in central London, while lesser contraventions will attract a penalty of£80. In outer London the penalty will be£100 and£60. All penalties will be reduced by 50 per cent if paid within 14 days.

This new system will mean that motorists committing some parking contraventions will receive a£20 lower penalty then they currently do.

London Councils transport and environment committee chair Daniel Moylan said:

'Ensuring the right balance is struck between being firm and being fair has always been a challenge, but I believe this new two-tier scheme helps us to meet both of these objectives.'

Motorists wrongly using bus lanes or committing moving traffic contraventions - including entering a box junction when their exits are blocked and going through a no entry sign - will receive a£120 penalty from 1 July.

Lorry company operators and drivers breaking the London Lorry Control Scheme will also receive£550 and£120 penalties respectively from 1 July.

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