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THE worst streets in Britain for driving fines have been revealed and they're all from the same city.

In 2021 the most prolific streets for driving fines in each council collected a total of more than £19.5m in fines from drivers.

London is by far the worst city for driving fines, and according to a Freedom of Information request by, one street is worse than them all.

The request asked councils which single street in their authority area dished out the most fines during the 2020/21 financial year.

Drivers could be issued a penalty charge notice (PCN) for various reasons, including parking offences, straying into bus lanes or blocking a yellow box junction.

Browning Road in Newham, London was revealed to be the worst street for driving fines.

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The street had 67,557 fines issued, with a total of £3,316,255 collected.

The rest of the worst streets for driving fine (all in London) look like this:

Outside of London, Manchester’s Stockport Road is the worst street for catching drivers, with more than 5,000 fines issued in 2021.


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When it comes to the top reasons drivers have been penalised, more 1 in 3(34%) cited a parking offence as the reason.

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

More than half (52%) of motorists who received a PCN for a parking offence claiming they appealed it.

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

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Alex Kindred, car insurance expert at, comments: “Just like many of our motoring bills, the cost of penalty charge notices (PCNs) is an extra strain on the pockets of drivers.

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

"But only a small number of drivers (6%) feel that their local council has an easy process to appeal a PCN fine.

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