Hundreds of drivers have been fined for stopping Leicester’s first “red route.”

The experimental “red route” to solve problematic parking and congestion in Leicester was considered a success after the discovery of new figures, which imposed more than 500 fines on drivers.

A6 The route marked by red lines between London Railway Station and Waterloo Road was introduced to prevent drivers from stopping or stopping.

Now that 576 drivers have been fined since the new system was introduced in September, they were fined £ 81 for stopping in an off-road parking area after being caught on video surveillance. station.

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Adam Clark, the city’s deputy mayor who oversees transportation, said: “This is the first red road in the city and it will make one of the main routes to the city center safer and for walking and cycling.

“It simply came to our notice then.

“In the past, there have been anti-social parking problems that can be dangerous for other road users.

“It’s been persistent, but our efforts have found a way to further increase security,” he said

Red routes will be performed via ANPR

“We are happy with how it went and we would expect the numbers to be superficial when people get used to the scheme and immerse themselves in the water.

“We’re not sure how much Covid influenced him, but so far he’s done what we wanted and did what we expected.”

Ten fines have been overturned on appeal due to personal circumstances, and Kaun Clark said customers are no longer full of complaints from businesses that can’t stop near shops and kidnappings.

He said: “It was one of the issues that bothered us before we bought the red route, but it didn’t happen.

“I think entrepreneurs understand that we are pragmatic in this matter.”

Under the new restrictions, drivers are not allowed to stop at any point on the red route. The double red lines work around the clock, seven days a week.

The single red lines do not allow vehicles to stop at any time from Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm.

The pilot order is executed for 18 months before the board decides whether to remain permanent or not.

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