Nearly a third of drivers in East would fight parking fines

A new survey found that nearly 30% of drivers in the East would contest a parking ticket.
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A new survey found that nearly 30% of drivers in the East would contest a parking ticket. Picture: JERRY TURNER

Would you challenge a parking fine? A survey has found that people in the East of England are among those most likely to contest a ticket.

A new survey of 3,000 drivers asked where in the country drivers are most likely to fight against a parking fine.

A total of 29.9% of motorists from East Anglia who took part in the survey, conducted by car leasing company Cars on Demand, said they would challenge a fine. This was one of the highest figures in the country.

Nationally, the survey found that 25.8% of Brits have challenged a parking fine. And it seems men are more likely to put up a fight – or, perhaps more believe they are in the right – as 28.6% of men would contest a parking fine, compared to 23% of women.

The survey also looked at what numbers of drivers would park in a disabled space without having have a disability.

A map showing where in Britain drivers are most likely to contest parking tickets. Picture: Cars on

A map showing where in Britain drivers are most likely to contest parking tickets. Picture: Cars on Demand - Credit: Cars on Demand

This is considered an extremely selfish act, but unfortunately a lot of drivers do it, with the survey revealing that one in 10 drivers would park in a disabled space if they thought they could get away with it.


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Given that one in four Brits would contest a parking fine, it’s not surprising that the study revealed that 12% of drivers have actually argued with the traffic warden issuing a parking fine.

Also in the survey, 46.7% of drivers said they would struggle to pay a parking fine.

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