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DVLA Set to make £16.2 Million From Sales of Vehicle Keeper Records

Posted in General News on Friday, November 23rd, 2018

According to a study conducted by the motoring magazine, Auto Express the DVLA is set to receive £16.2 million this year by selling vehicle keeper records to private parking companies for £2.50 each. This has increased from 14.2 million in 2017 and it proves that the likelihood of receiving a parking fine is increasing. The Parking enforcement firm, ParkingEye, for example, has given the DVLA £13 million already this year in exchange for more than 500,000 vehicle keeper records. The study suggests that the rise in the number of establishments using Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) to spot unruly motorists is a major contributor to the rise in the number of Parking Charge Notices being issued by private parking companies. In response to this increase the Daily Mail’s financial sector, This is Money has launched a campaign to try to prevent the DVLA from selling vehicle keeper records on the grounds that it should be against the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) AA President, Edmund King commented: “We support This is Money's hard hitting campaign to bring common sense and fairness to private parking enforcement. We had hoped that our actions in getting the cowboy clampers outlawed would have improved the situation for drivers but it seems that some of the unscrupulous highwaymen have now turned their hand to dishing out tickets on parking land. The sad thing is that many drivers are so worried about bailiffs or higher charges that they just pay up. We have raised some of these issues in our Caught in a Trap report with the Transport Secretary and hope the This is Money campaign can help to bring about change.”

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