Parking fines issued by private firms rise 24%

Private parking companies issued 8.4 million parking tickets in the 2019-20 financial year, up from 6.8 million in 2018-19

Private parking firms issued 24 per cent more tickets to British drivers in the 2019-20 financial year than they did in 2018-19.

The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) handed out 8.4 million sets of vehicle keeper data to private parking companies in 2019-20 - at a cost of £2.50 per record - compared with 6.8 million in the previous financial year. In the vast majority of cases, this data will have been used to contact motorists accused of breaching parking rules

DVLA mishandles confidential data of over 2,000 drivers

The data, which came from the DVLA and was analysed by the RAC Foundation, suggests a private parking ticket is being handed out at a rate of one every four seconds.

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