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customer service, enforcement, reports, RAC Foundation

It’s time for a new economics of parking

The price of a parking fine needs to be higher if driver behaviour is to change, but before that happens regulations must be simplified, says a new report from the RAC Foundation

Deniz Huseyin

Parking penalty levels outside London are not high enough to alter driver behaviour, suggests a new report from the RAC Foundation. Authors John Bates and David Leibling say that the two-tier system of penalties is generally considered to be fairer, but argue that the levels are too low to deter “inappropriate parking behaviour”. In the capital some drivers accept they will get the occasional penalty, and view this as “just another cost of motoring”.

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