One road junction in Fulham made the council £2.7 in road fines last year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The Telegraph report:

The yellow road restriction in Fulham, west London, has been nicknamed the “Money box” after cameras caught more than 40,000 vehicles stopping in it last year.

But local drivers say the junction is a “trap” because the way traffic lights operate makes it almost impossible to avoid stopping in the zone.

It earned Hammersmith and Fulham council £2.7 million in 2011/12 – more than some professional footballers playing nearby would earn.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.