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Northern Ireland parking fines increase by 11% in 2017

Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland during 2017 has increased by 11% from the previous year, figures have shown.

The information which presents data on Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) has been issued during 2017 for vehicles found to be parked in contravention of parking restrictions.

The report revealed a total of 94,542 parking tickets were issued in Northern Ireland, compared to 84,876 tickets presented in 2016.

It also presents any parking restrictions and vehicles detected driving in contravention of bus lanes.

Key results from October to December 2017 are:

  • On-street parking: 26,746 PCNs were issued, of which almost half (48%) were issued in Belfast.

  • Off-street parking: 10,016 PCNs were issued.  This ranged from a high of 1,317 (13%) in Belfast City Council to a low of 217 (2%) in Antrim and Newtownabbey Council.

  • Bus lanes and bus-only streets: 5,451 PCNs were issued for moving traffic offences in Greater Belfast. Almost 4 out of 5 of these contraventions occurred at three locations: Donegall Square East (38%), Great Victoria Street (25%) and College Square East (15%)

  • Results published from 2017 show:

    • On street parking: 94,542 PCNs were issued, an increase of 11% from 2016 (84,876). In 2017, 44% of PCNs were issued in Belfast compared with 41% in 2016.
    • Off-street parking: 37,374 PCNs were issued, an increase of 4% from 2016 (36,374). In 2017 the highest number of PCNs were issued in Fermanagh and Omagh (4,489 13%) and the lowest in Antrim and Newtownabbey Council (820, 2%).
    • Bus lanes and bus-only streets: 20,807 PCNs were issued for moving traffic offences in Greater Belfast, a decrease of 25% from 2016 (27,911). Almost three quarters of these contraventions occured at three locations: Donegall Square East, Great Victoria Street and College Square East.

    The full publication is available to view on the ASRB website.

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