Lucrative Kingston box junctions added another £100,000 in fines in December

This Is Local London: Lucrative box junctions added another £100,000 in fines in December Lucrative box junctions added another £100,000 in fines in December

Two box junctions which netted more than £250,000 in fines in eight weeks  last year have netted another £100,000.

Two boxes landed Kingston Council a total of £254,037.50 in October and November after it started enforcing them with CCTV.

But drivers are still not learning their lessons by stopping on the box junctions drawing £135 fines, halved if paid within two weeks.

The yellow grid at the junction of Ewell Road and Elgar Avenue in Tolworth gained the council another £54,735 in fines in December.

Drivers in Wheatfield Way, Kingston, by the iconic phone boxes at the end of Old London Road, coughed up a total of £47,060 in the same period.

The box junctions are designed to prevent gridlock in the town centre, but some drivers say they are being caught out unfairly or blocked in by other drivers.

Have you paid a fine? Contact the newsdesk on 020 8744 4244.

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9:40am Tue 21 Jan 14

DB says...

I can't really see the problem here. I have driven past the Kingston one hundreds of times in heavy traffic and I have never been fined because I have never stopped in the box. It is simple enough isn't it? If it were up to me, I'd add a 3 point licence penalty for doing this as well!

It is a lot of money, though, and I can understand it is emotive because it is going straight to the council. I personally would rather see it go to the council than TfL or the Highways Agency.

We all know that the council are rubbish at managing budgets from the endless stories on this site, but an extra £1m a year can't hurt can it?
I can't really see the problem here. I have driven past the Kingston one hundreds of times in heavy traffic and I have never been fined because I have never stopped in the box. It is simple enough isn't it? If it were up to me, I'd add a 3 point licence penalty for doing this as well! It is a lot of money, though, and I can understand it is emotive because it is going straight to the council. I personally would rather see it go to the council than TfL or the Highways Agency. We all know that the council are rubbish at managing budgets from the endless stories on this site, but an extra £1m a year can't hurt can it? DB

10:32am Tue 21 Jan 14

SteveC1964 says...

Am glad to see that another camera is being installed at the junction of Queen Elizabeth Road and London Road. About time too. Hopefully the new enforcement camera for the Eden Street bus lane is deterring drivers too now. With a bit of luck Philip Morgan will be a reasonable and decent citizen now. http://www.kingstong
uardian.co.uk/news/9
384415.Anger_as_coun
cil_refuses_bus_lane
_blunder_refunds/.
Am glad to see that another camera is being installed at the junction of Queen Elizabeth Road and London Road. About time too. Hopefully the new enforcement camera for the Eden Street bus lane is deterring drivers too now. With a bit of luck Philip Morgan will be a reasonable and decent citizen now. http://www.kingstong uardian.co.uk/news/9 384415.Anger_as_coun cil_refuses_bus_lane _blunder_refunds/. SteveC1964

1:11pm Tue 21 Jan 14

kingstonpaul says...

Has anyone given any thought to the added danger that yet more enforcement creates for road users? Drivers are now so routinely distracted by having to read the vast array of signage and instructions that foul the highways, the brain simply cannot process all this information while maintaning safe concentration on the road ahead.
Has anyone given any thought to the added danger that yet more enforcement creates for road users? Drivers are now so routinely distracted by having to read the vast array of signage and instructions that foul the highways, the brain simply cannot process all this information while maintaning safe concentration on the road ahead. kingstonpaul

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