BRITAINS' worst roads for parking fines have been revealed, with one street costing drivers £3.3M in a year.

Councils have shared the street in their authority area where motorists got caught out the most during the 2020/21 financial year.

The data also exposed the total amounts being brought in from the penalty notices

Tickets can be issued for a number of different offences, such as parking in a permit holder area, blocking a yellow box junction or using a bus lane.

Councils collected more than £19.5 million across the UK for offences on the top 103 streets in a year.

The worst street was responsible for more than $3.3 million in the East London Borough of Newham.


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Stockport Road in Manchester generated more than £193,000.

More than £1 million was cashed in from the top five streets where councils collected the most in PCN fines.

London Road in Southend, Essex, saw 2,000 parking fines issued within a year, forcing drivers to fork out more than £64,000.

Alex Kindred, Car Insurance Expert at, said: “Just like many of our motoring bills, the cost of penalty charge notices (PCNs) is an extra strain on the pockets of drivers.

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"A third of drivers believe that councils should spend more money on making road signs clearer, so that drivers don’t have to fork out for unfair fines in the first place.

"In turn, this would make roads safer, drivers less confused, and help to reduce the cost of driving.

"Our research found that more than half (52 per cent) of motorists who received a PCN for a parking offence have appealed it.

But only a small number of drivers (6 per cent) feel that their local council has an easy process to appeal a PCN fine.

“If you've received a PCN fine, you might be able to challenge the decision if you think it was unfair.

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"The process may vary depending on your local authority, so it's important to check this before doing so.

"If you wish to challenge your fine, you should do so within 28 days."

Britain’ worst roads for parking fines

Top ten streets inside London

  • Browning Road – Newham – £3,316,255 worth of fines
  • Dermody Road – Lewisham – £2,956,177 worth of fines
  • Lansdowne Drive – Hackney – £2,826,415 worth of fines
  • Cornhill – City of London – £1,831,270 worth of fines
  • Wapping High Street – Tower Hamlets- £1,061,068 worth of fines
  • Station Parada – Barking & Dagenham- £937,764 worth of fines
  • Tangent Link – Havering – £846,892 worth of fines
  • Charlton Road / D’Arcy Avenue – Harrow – £655,201 worth of fines
  • Southampton Row – Camden – £599,597 worth of fines

Top ten streets outside London

  • Stockport Road – Manchester – £193,893 worth of fines
  • Copy Nook – Blackburn – £94,856 worth of fines
  • A62 Oldham Road – Oldham – £86,613 worth of fines
  • Phoenix Street – Derby – £81,927 worth of fines
  • New George Street – Plymouth – £79,710 worth of fines
  • Stafford Street, Hanley – Stoke – £75,037 worth of fines
  • London Road – Southend- £64,448 worth of fines
  • High Street – Slough – £60,195 worth of fines
  • Gloucester Road – Bristol – £47,187 worth of fines
  • Ecclesall Road – Sheffield – £44,994 worth of fines

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