Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The CCTV camera snapping up £1m a year from baffled drivers

A CCTV camera is raking in almost £1million a year for one council by catching drivers out as they drop passengers off outside a station.

On an average day it has been landing 23 motorists with a fine of £100 each, after recording them pulling in to a convenient bus stop.

But furious victims say officials behind the camera acted like 'cowboy clampers' by installing the device without clear warnings.

Wandsworth council, in South-West London, now faces the embarrassing possibility of having to refund thousands of fines after it emerged the camera could breach Government guidelines. more...


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