Types of Parking Ticket Issued

This table shows how many of each type of ticket are issued in a typical year by the local authorities we have analysed so far

Rank Type Contravention Total
1 On Street Contravention Code 12:
Parked in a residents or shared use parking place without clearly displaying a permit or pay and display ticket issued for that location
989,999
18.9%
2 On Street Contravention Code 1:
Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours
606,920
11.6%
3 Moving Contravention Code 50:
Performing a prohibited turn
354,778
6.8%
4 Moving Contravention Code 31:
Entering and stopping in a box junction when prohibited
348,987
6.6%
5 Bus Lane Contravention Code 34:
Being in a bus lane
340,930
6.5%
6 On Street Contravention Code 62:
Parked with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a carriageway (footway parking)
233,865
4.5%
7 Moving Contravention Code 52:
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a prohibition on certain types of vehicles
221,677
4.2%
8 On Street Contravention Code 6:
Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket
187,832
3.6%
9 On Street Contravention Code 11:
Parked without payment of the parking charge
184,903
3.5%
10 On Street Contravention Code 2:
Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force
166,958
3.2%
11 Moving Contravention Code 53:
Failing to comply with a restriction on vehicles entering a pedestrian zone
156,405
3.0%
12 On Street Contravention Code 19:
Parked in a residents or shared use parking place displaying an invalid permit, invalid voucher or an invalid pay and display ticket
144,560
2.8%
13 On Street Contravention Code 21:
Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space
118,534
2.3%
14 On Street Contravention Code 47:
Stopped on a restricted bus stop/stand
108,247
2.1%
15 Moving Contravention Code 33:
Using a route restricted to certain vehicles
104,780
2.0%
16 On Street Contravention Code 5:
Parked after the expiry of paid for time at a pay and display bay
101,993
1.9%
17 On Street Contravention Code 16:
Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit
92,269
1.8%
18 Moving Contravention Code 51:
Failing to comply with a no entry sign
87,367
1.7%
19 Moving Contravention Code 32:
Failing to drive in the direction shown by the arrow on a blue sign
82,523
1.6%
20 Off Street Contravention Code 83:
Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket
74,561
1.4%
21 Moving Contravention Code 38:
Failing to comply with a sign indicating that vehicular traffic must pass to the specified side of the sign
73,513
1.4%
22 On Street Contravention Code 25:
Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading
55,169
1.1%
23 On Street Contravention Code 40:
Parked in a designated disabled person's parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's badge
53,050
1.0%
24 On Street Contravention Code 27:
Parked adjacent to a dropped footway
50,250
1.0%
25 Off Street Contravention Code 85:
Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit
42,278
0.8%
26 On Street Contravention Code 30:
Parked for longer than permitted
38,638
0.7%
27 Off Street Contravention Code 73:
Parked without payment of the parking charge
35,255
0.7%
28 Off Street Contravention Code 82:
Parked after the expiry of time paid for in a pay and display car park
29,251
0.6%
29 On Street Contravention Code 23:
Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle
28,709
0.5%
30 On Street Contravention Code 48:
Stopped in a restricted area outside a school
27,335
0.5%
31 On Street Contravention Code 24:
Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay or space
20,345
0.4%
32 On Street Contravention Code 26:
Vehicle parked more than 50cm from the edge of the carriageway and not within a designated parking space
10,982
0.2%
33 On Street Contravention Code 99:
Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig-zags
10,217
0.2%
34 On Street Contravention Code 45:
Parked on a taxi rank
10,106
0.2%
35 Moving Contravention Code 37:
Failing to give way to oncoming vehicles
10,036
0.2%
36 Off Street Contravention Code 86:
Parked beyond the bay markings
8,039
0.2%
37 Off Street Contravention Code 81:
Parked in a restricted area in a car park
6,007
0.1%
38 Off Street Contravention Code 87:
Parked in a disabled person's parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled person's badge
5,321
0.1%
39 On Street Contravention Code 61:
A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land between two carriageways
4,887
40 Moving Contravention Code 54:
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a restriction on vehicles entering and waiting in a pedestrian zone
4,147
41 Moving Contravention Code 29:
Failing to comply with a one-way restriction
3,687
42 On Street Contravention Code 14:
Parked in an electric vehicles' charging place during restricted hours without charging
2,895
43 On Street Contravention Code 55:
A commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention of the Overnight Waiting Ban
2,711
44 On Street Contravention Code 28:
Parked in a special enforcement area on part of the carriageway raised to meet the level of a footway, cycle track or verge
2,580
45 Off Street Contravention Code 92:
Parked causing an obstruction
1,815
46 Off Street Contravention Code 91:
Parked in an area not designated for that class of vehicle
1,105
47 On Street Contravention Code 41:
Parked in a parking place designated for diplomatic vehicles
837
48 Off Street Contravention Code 93:
Parked in a car park when closed
731
49 On Street Contravention Code 46:
Stopped where prohibited (on a red route or clearway)
524
50 On Street Contravention Code 7:
Parked with payment made to extend the stay beyond the initial time (meter feeding)
430
51 Off Street Contravention Code 80:
Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted
357
52 On Street Contravention Code 49:
Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track
350
53 On Street Contravention Code 22:
Re-parked in the same parking space within one hour of leaving
257
54 Off Street Contravention Code 71:
Parked in an electric vehicles’ charging place during restricted hours without charging
240
55 On Street Contravention Code 42:
Parked in a parking place designated for police vehicles
220
56 On Street Contravention Code 18:
Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited
220
57 On Street Contravention Code 20:
Parked in a loading gap
195
58 Off Street Contravention Code 70:
Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse
189
59 On Street Contravention Code 63:
Parked with engine running where prohibited
115
60 Off Street Contravention Code 95:
Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than the designated purpose for the parking place
85
61 Off Street Contravention Code 84:
Parked with additional payment made to extend the stay beyond the first time purchased
56
62 On Street Contravention Code 4:
Parked in a meter bay when penalty time is indicated
29
63 On Street Contravention Code 43:
Stopped on a cycle docking station parking place
18
64 On Street Contravention Code 8:
Parked at an out-of-order meter during controlled hours - electronic meters only
11
65 On Street Contravention Code 10:
Parked without clearly displaying two valid pay and display tickets when required
9
66 Off Street Contravention Code 74:
Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited
9
67 On Street Contravention Code 9:
Parked displaying multiple pay and display tickets where prohibited
6
68 On Street Contravention Code 56:
Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction - non overnight waiting restriction
6
69 On Street Contravention Code 57:
Parked in contravention of a coach ban - non overnight waiting restriction
5
70 Off Street Contravention Code 94:
Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying two valid pay and display tickets when required
4
71 Off Street Contravention Code 96:
Parked with the engine running where prohibited
4
72 On Street Contravention Code 35:
Parked in a disc parking place without clearly displaying a valid disc
3
73 Off Street Contravention Code 89:
Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight and/or height and/or length permitted in the area
2
74 Off Street Contravention Code 90:
Re-parked within one hour of leaving a bay or space in a car park
1

The 'Total' column is calculated from our assessment of the number of tickets issued in a typical year. We calculate this from our Parking Tickets Database where we hold ticket data for multiple years.

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