Penarth motorists who are brave enough to venture into Cardiff occasionally may well find they’re now at increased risk of being fined for a variety of “moving traffic offences”
The latest tally of drivers caught by Cardiff’s increasingly draconian penalties has seen a huge surge in the number of motorists caught stopping on “Yellow boxes” at road junctions in just one month – from January to February.
A total of 689 drivers were caught on camera stopping in the yellow box areas in February – up on the January figures by 32%. The most productive boxes were those in Mary Anne St and David St.
The biggest earner though was in booking drivers for alleged“bus-lane violations” .A total of 6,832 drivers were nabbed for this offence in February and received Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) – an increase of 10% on January.
Cllr Ramesh Patel who is Cardiff Council’s ‘cabinet’ member for Strategic Planning and Transportation says “The Moving Traffic Offences scheme will continue to expand, as we continue to look to improve traffic flow in and around the city centre and encourage people to use alternative forms of transport to reduce the number of people using private cars.”
In Cardiff drivers also have to be aware that a council camera car films parents stopping in illegal areas to drop their children off at schools. Drivers doing this numbered 405 in February.