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MEAN STREETS The UK’s worst roads for fines have been revealed – is yours on the list?

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THE worst roads in the UK for fines have been revealed and they all hail from the same city.

In 2021, the most prolific fines roads in each council collectively collected more than £19.5m in fines from drivers.

London is by far the worst city for fines, and one street is worse than the rest, according to a Confused.com Freedom of Information Request.

In the query, the councils were asked which individual street in their administrative area imposed the most fines in the 2020/21 financial year.

Drivers can be issued a PCN for a variety of reasons, including parking violations, getting lost in bus lanes, or blocking an intersection with yellow boxes.

Browning Road in Newham, London has been revealed as the worst road for fines.

The road had issued 67,557 fines, raising a total of £3,316,255.

The rest of the worst roads to drive (all in London) look like this:

Outside London, Stockport Road in Manchester is the worst road to catch motorists with more than 5,000 fines issued in 2021.

When it comes to the top reasons drivers are penalized, more than 1 in 3 (34%) cited a parking violation as the reason.

This is followed by driving in a bus lane (14%) and stopping in a crossbar (8%).

More than half (52%) of motorists who received a PCN for a parking offense said they had appealed it.

However, the data shows that more than 7 in 10 (73%) of the appeals filed were successful, with drivers paying either a reduced price or nothing at all.

Alex Kindred, motor insurance expert at Confused.com, comments: “As with many of our car bills, the cost of penalty notices (PCNs) puts an additional strain on drivers’ pockets.

“Our research found that more than half (52%) of motorists who received a PCN for a parking offense appealed.

“But only a small number of drivers (6%) feel their local government has a simple procedure to appeal a PCN penalty.

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