Labour Council Banks Millions in Fines After Introducing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Lambeth council has doubled the number of fines issued to motorists, amounting to £50 million, following the introduction of seven controversial low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs). The Telegraph has the story.

Lambeth council handed out a record 392,341 penalty charge notices (PCNs) to drivers and motorcyclists who entered roads closed to motor traffic since the Government roll-out of LTNs in 2020.

If all those fines were paid at the full £130 rate, it would mean the South London council would have made more than £50 million in just four years.

The data, released following a Freedom of Information request to the Labour-run authority, show that between 2015 and 2018, before LTNs were introduced, there were no fines issued for vehicles entering roads closed to motorised traffic, known as Code 52M contraventions.

But with the roll-out of LTNs, the council has now issued a staggering 392,349 Code 52M fines from 2019 boosting the income from motorists.

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