CCTV cars fine drivers with footage of just 17 seconds

Tom Webster

CCTV cars are helping local councils fine drivers with footage that shows them parking for as little as 17 seconds, with motorists even being handed automated tickets for cars that were still moving.

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal has released a study containing examples of how the camera cars have automatically issued tickets to hapless motorists, but says that only a small proportion of those punished actually appeal.