Some councils in London may be boasting about the fact that they are the cheapest council tax in the city, but there seems to be a very clear reason why this is this is the case.
Yellow Money Box
Hammersmith and Fulham council have made two million pounds from issuing fines from one yellow box alone. The purpose of yellow boxes, double red lines, and all the other creations that finance the councils in London and around the UK are actually to keep traffic flowing, not to line the pockets of those who work there.
Unfortunately, for the rest of the UK, other councils are sorting permission to follow suit, Reading council are one of the council pushing hard to fine their residents at every stage of their journey.
Councils outside London fined on the move motorists, three times more than they did 5 years ago. Bath increased bus lane tickets by 22%, Sheffield by 50%, Brighton by 177%, Reading 404%.
Yellow Box Cash Generators
So what are they actually fining the unsuspecting motorists of Britain for? Bus lanes are the biggest issue, so be aware. If you’re unsure, stay clear of the bus lane, as one part of the bus lane may be okay to travel in at certain times, while highly illegal at others. The inconsistency creates confusion.
In case you don’t already know, double red lines are always a NO to stopping at any time – its much better to pull into a side road than risk the dreaded big fat council fine. We are talking mega fines for the double red line.
The yellow box or ‘the money box’ are always an area of confusion and the highway code is very specific with instructions: “You MUST NOT enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear. However, you may enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right as well. At signalled roundabouts you MUST NOT enter the box unless you can cross over it completely without stopping.”
Councils all over the UK are investing in the latest technological equipment to catch unsuspecting motorists out.
Beware motorists – the councils have eyes around every corner and they make it their business to watch every more you make.