Liverpool Council have issued in excess of 1,800 parking fines to vehicles that have blocked taxi ranks in less than two years. Licensing Officers from Liverpool City Council (LCC) issued a whopping 1,178 in 2018, and the figure currently stands at 663 for 2019.
Merseyside Police and LCC Parking Services also support initiatives to clamp down on motorists parked on taxi ranks and also issue tickets. LCC officials ticketed multiple vehicles during an operation on Friday 27 September, ticketing a total of 47 cars in just one evening. Vehicles parked on the active taxi ranks stop taxis plying for hire in busy areas and during peak times like Friday and Saturday nights. The motorists parking on the taxi ranks in Liverpool must now fork out £70 for the misdemeanour, with all fines payable within 28 days of the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued. However, if motorists pay within 14 days the council will reduce the fine by 50% to £35 respectively.
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