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Motorists fined for flouting parking rules
Managers at a shopping centre in Leicester say a scheme to fine drivers who park illegally in disabled bays is proving a success.
Fines were introduced at the Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre just over two weeks ago.
There had been a long standing problem with able-bodied drivers parking in disabled spaces, officials have already caught 150 people flouting the law.
Motorists are now fined �60, but the charge is reduced to £40 for those who pay within seven days.
So far, the fines have raised about £6,000, 10% of that will go to local charities for people with disabilities.
The shopping centre is also planning to extend the scheme to parent and child spaces and park and ride bays. "