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Surbiton Crescent restrictions make £4.5million in first year

The Surbiton Crescent traffic restrictions caused an eye-watering £4.5 million of fines to be issued in the first year.

A Freedom of Information request revealed that between November 14, 2016, and November 13, 2017, 68,820 notices were sent to motorists who contravened the restrictions.

Starting at £65, and rising to £195 if not paid within 28 days, the minimum value of the fines is estimated to be £4,473,300.

Helen Hinton, who presented a petition to the council calling in the decision to make the traffic restrictions permanent in June, still opposes the scheme.

The restrictions were put in place as part of Kingston Council’s £30 million “mini-Holland” GoCycle scheme, funded by the Mayor of London.

A trial scheme began in September 2016, and fines began being issued in November that year - more than £500,000 of fines were issued in the first week. The restrictions were made permanent by the council in June this year.


Does anyone else really understand this? The restriction looks quite clear, so why are people still driving through it so often?

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