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Parking fines 'used to make money'

Fixed cameras and what critics call spy cars used to catch people parking illegally could be banned in England by the government.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles told the Today programme's Sarah Montague that some councils were trying to catch people out to raise money.

"You can't use parking fines as a way of raising money," he said.

Static and car mounted cameras have been used to issue more than 10 million fines, totalling £301m, in the past five years, the government says.

But councils say CCTV and camera cars play a road safety role.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 27 September 2013.

  • 27 Sep 2013
  • From the section UK
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