Drivers are being given a renewed warning to ensure they are following the rules of the road or they could face a number of traffic-related fines from their council.
Laws were changed last year allowing councils in England to apply for new powers to fine motorists for “moving traffic offences”.
Councils like Durham, Luton and Oxfordshire have applied for the new powers which can include fines for stopping in a yellow box junction, making an illegal U-turn or driving in a bus lane.
Historically, motoring fines can cost drivers up to £70, or even £130 in London, although they will be halved if paid within 14 days.
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With the new council powers, drivers could be hit with fines as low as £20 or as high as £105 for late payment of higher-level penalties.
Surrey County Council was handed the power to issue fines for yellow box junctions in May while Kent County Council is set to monitor a number of sites after they were handed additional powers earlier this year.
Tim Alcock, from LeaseCar.uk, said road users should be careful when driving to ensure they do not commit any common traffic offences.
He said: “It is no secret that councils across the UK have become more cash-strapped in recent years - with some even close to bankruptcy.
“Several councils were only able to keep afloat for 2022-23 by running into millions of pounds from reserves.
“And there is clearly a lot of extra cash to be made through motoring fines, with Cardiff and London alone making over £58million in a year. We expect that other councils will be eager to implement these new powers too.”
Bath and North East Somerset Council is set to monitor five sites, looking at yellow box junctions and illegal left turns.
Derby City, Buckinghamshire and Norfolk councils have also been granted powers, although it is not yet known which areas they will be monitoring.
Tim Alcock continued, saying: “Driving through a no-entry sign and making banned turns are just some of the offences that councils will be tightening up on.
“It is always important to stick to traffic rules so that everyone remains safe on the roads, but sometimes it is easy to make mistakes or think you can get away with a seemingly minor offence.