100 parking tickets issued in Cork city every day

100 parking tickets issued in Cork city every day
Parking on the South Mall. Picture Dan Linehan

MORE than 100 parking tickets are being issued every single day in Cork city.

Figures issued by Cork City Council indicate that parking wardens in the city handed out 12,361 tickets to motorists as of May 3 this year.

Parking disc offences are the most common reason for the issuing of fixed-charge penalty notices, with more than 40% of all tickets falling into this category.

City business groups have repeatedly called on the local authority to upgrade the city's parking system, with many describing it as 'archaic.'

Parking in loading bays, next to no parking signs and outside permitted parking hours are also among the most common offences for motorists, while the failure to display a current licence disc is responsible for a huge 21% of tickets.

The South Mall remains the city's parking blackspot, with 811 tickets handed out on the street.

Patrick St, Cornmarket Street and Patrick St also rank high according to the city's report.

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