One of Sheffield's most famous streets named in top 10 for parking fines outside London

One of Sheffield's most famous streets has been named as a parking fine black spot.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 1:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th June 2017, 8:40 am
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Motorists on Sheffield's Ecclesall Road forked out more than £60,000 in parking fines last year, according to figures by the Daily Mail.

The 3.6 mile stretch of road runs south-west from the city centre and is home to some of Sheffield's best and most famous restaurants, bars and shops.

Ecclesall Road - Google Maps

It means the street is the ninth most most expensive for parking fines outside of London, just ahead of Castle Lane in Bedford at £55,123.

The news comes just weeks after it was revealed Sheffield was in the top 10 list of cities for parking fines across the UK.

More than £275 million was paid by motorists across the UK's ten most profitable spots over the last three years, according to research by car lease firm UK Carline.

In Sheffield, 155,552 fines were handed out over three years totalling more than £15 million in fines.

Ecclesall Road - Google Maps

Rivington Street, in trendy Shoreditch, hauled in the most money in fines last year – with 19,365 tickets issued to motorists, giving a total of £1.3million.

Other roads in the capital which drew in huge fine revenues were £1.1million in tickets issued to motorists in Leytonstone High Road, and £1million from drivers in Southampton Row, Camden.

Derby's Railway Terrace was the most expensive outside of London, with drivers being hit with £331,029 of fines.

Parking charges range from £50 for overstaying in a pay-and-display zone to £70 for parking on yellow lines or zig-zag road markings, with drivers who pay within a fortnight receiving a 50 per cent discount.

John O’Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, told the Daily Mail: "Councils are raking it in from parking costs and motorists have every right to feel like they are being used as cash cows.

"Of course, funding our road system is important but there are already sky high taxes on fuel and car ownership, so councils must be careful that they don’t heap even more pressure onto hard-pressed taxpayers.

"It is also important that local authorities do not see these charges as a way of plugging gaps in their finances so they do not have to take important decisions on their spending.’