London drivers will face an increased fine of nearly a quarter next week if they break the rules. 

Transport for London announced that the penalty charge notices on red routes will rise from £130 to £160 from Monday, January 17. 

Edmund King president of AA said there is "no justification" for the decision, however, TFL has insisted the move is to "reduce road danger and disruption."

The hikes have received further backlash from respondents to a TFL consultation, with 65% opposing the increase. 

This Is Local London: Drivers will face hiked fines. (PA)Drivers will face hiked fines. (PA)

London red routes are managed by TFL and have special rules determining where and when vehicles can stop and park in bids to keep traffic flowing. 

The popular roads carry 30 percent of the capital's traffics rates.

Fines are handed out for offenses including parking illegally in loading bays, blocking yellow box junctions and making banned turns. 

Motorists who are caught stopping on a red route or driving in bus lanes during operating hours always receive fines. 

The hiking of fines to £160 is in line with inflation since they were last increased back in April 2011.

But if the fines are paid within 14 days they will be halved and increased by 50 percent if not paid after 28 days. 

AA president Edmund King said: “There is no justification for increasing penalty charge notice amounts from £130 to £160 on London roads managed by Transport for London.

“The AA fully accepts the need for fair and effective road traffic enforcement to deter selfish and illegal driving that impedes other road users, reduces the effectiveness of the road network, disrupts business, and can lead to increased emissions."

Adding that: "enforcement needs to be fair, proportionate and allow discretion while creating a deterrent. The AA believes that £130 fines are sufficient to provide deterrence."

Siwan Hayward, TfL’s director of compliance, policing, operations and security, said: "Increasing the penalty charge for contraventions on our road network in line with inflation will provide a more effective deterrent to drivers and improve the safety and reliability of the network."