Who is Kirklees’ worst parker?
One vehicle in the area has been given a staggering 107 parking tickets over the two-year period since April 2014, with £8,695 owed in fines relating to the vehicle.
Kirklees Council has been unable to claim the cash, despite repeated efforts to trace the registered owner.
Details of the vehicle have not been revealed but it is the most for any vehicle in the area, a new study has revealed.
But it was closely followed by another in Kirklees that has been ticketed 83 times, owing £7,894 in fines to Kirklees Council. The authority has been unable to claw back the money.
In the 12 months between April 2015 and March 2016, Kirklees issued 33,243 Penalty Charge Notices to drivers whose vehicles were parked illegally.
There are two levels of charge - £70 and £50, depending on the offence, with the higher level for parking in areas such as disabled bays or outside schools.
Past studies have shown that one in six do not pay up.
A council spokesman said: “For any outstanding penalty charge notice, the council will search for the keeper of the vehicle via the DVLA.
“Letters are then sent out to the keeper and if no payment is received recovery action will be taken.
“Where we have exhausted all potential routes to find a the registered keeper, which is usually the case with persistent non-payers, it may be reported to the DVLA for them to undertake further investigation.”
The Kirklees figures are high but still some way behind the worst in Britain.
After racking up 653 parking tickets, and owing the council more than £55,000 in fines, a vehicle in Gateshead could be one of the most consistently poorly parked in the country.
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The owner of a vehicle in Ealing has been better at paying the 540 parking tickets it has received, adding £24,839 in fines to the council’s coffers.
A vehicle in Reading has been given 398 parking tickets, with £22,540 paid in fines relating to the vehicle, with £90 outstanding at the start of February, while one in Buckinghamshire had 392 tickets.
All figures are a result of Freedom of Information requests to more than 100 councils across major cities in Britain.
A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) must be paid within 28 days and offenders pay 50% of the full charge if they pay within 14 days.
Parking tickets were slapped on three gold supercars parked in London’s Knightsbridge last week.
The Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes G63 6x6 and Bentley Flying Spur, owned by a Saudi billionaire, were parked with a gold Rolls Royce in Cadogan Place and Lowndes Street near the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel.
There are two separate £80 penalty charge notices on the Lamborghini, and one each on the Mercedes and Bentley.