Business owners on some of London’s most fined streets claim parking rangers sit in their cars and wait until 8.31am to issue tickets – and some have resorted to shouting ‘warden warnings’ to help save customers.
Mare Street in Hackney has earned the unfortunate title of Britain’s worst street for parking after drivers were hit with a staggering 32,347 fines over a two-year period to July 2022 – amounting to 44 tickets every day, totalling £2.26million.
The busy main road runs through the centre of Hackney and is lined with an assortment of shops, pubs, nail salons and houses.
But there’s very little parking available on the bustling street due to lengthy double yellow lines in addition to a bus lane.
Read more: They have no soul and no shame – ‘The traffic wardens sit in their cars until 8.31am … then they pounce’: Life on UK’s worst road for parking tickets where drivers were hit with 32,000 fines totalling £2.26m over two years