18/05/2018

More Than 24,000 Parking Fines Issued In Belfast

More than 24,000 parking fines were issued in the first three months of 2018, according to the latest figures from the Department for Infrastructure (DfI).

The department published the Penalty Charge Notice Statistics January to March 2018 report, which presents data on Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued during January to March 2018 for vehicles found to be parked in contravention of parking restrictions and vehicles detected driving in contravention of bus lanes.

The reports key points include:

• On-street parking: 24,154 PCNs were issued of which almost half (46%) were issued in Belfast
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• Off-street parking: 9,129 PCNs were issued. This ranged from a high of 1,194 (13%) in Fermanagh and Omagh Council to a low of 195 (2%) in Antrim and Newtownabbey Council

• Bus lanes and bus-only streets: 5,208 PCNs were issued for moving traffic offences in Greater Belfast. Over three quarters (76%) of these contraventions occurred at three locations: Great Victoria Street (32%), Donegall Square East (29%) and College Square East (15%).

The report is produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI).

The full publication is available on the ASRB website.

(MH/LM)

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