PCN, standing for penalty charge notices, is one of the most common things that can happen to any PCO driver in London. By being aware of what people experience of receiving PCN and knowing the hotspots for PCN fines in London, more fines can be avoided for PCO drivers. As the estimation shows, some parts of London are the most reported areas which PCO drivers get PCN fines for staying, parking, passing speed limit, etc. so that in this article, we are going to mention these hotspots. In addition, it is good to know that there are hundreds of other ways to receive a PCN fine in London and you need to be careful while you are driving as the list in this article will only give you 10+5 of the mostly reported PCN by driver. Let’s go!
In this article you will read about the following issues
- How much can a PCN fine cost me?
- What are the top 10 critical areas in London for PCN fines?
- 2021 update of top PCN hotspots (5 more zones)
How much can a PCN fine cost me?
Depending on what area and what reason you get the PCN fine, it can not only cost you a rate of £30 to £70, but also can lead you to get points on your driving license. The point is, if you get the PCN fine and pay in as soon as possible, you might receive a discount on the fines.
What are the top 10 critical areas in London for PCN fines?
Here you can find top 10 London hotspot for PCN fines that we offer you to keep in mind. Note that apart from these 10 areas, there are thousands of other ways to receive a PCN fine. Therefore, try to be careful and watch the signs to make sure you are on the correct route.
1- Southgate Park
At this location, you are allowed to park for free up to 60 minutes. As soon as you pass the 60-minute limitation, you will get a PCN fine! apart from this location, you should be aware of the car park limit signs and check them before staying. Also be careful not to pass the time limit.
2- St Peters Street
No matter how in a hurry you are, the middle part of this area is for emergencies only. If you don’t obey driving next to the borders, you will definitely be able to drive faster but it will cost you a fine!
3- Eversholt Street
Bus area is only for buses not cabs and PCO cars. It takes only entering this area to make you pay for a fine. Note that stopping and staying are also prohibited and will lead you to get a PCN as easy as pie.
4- Southampton Row
Some of the bus lanes are okay for PCO drivers to enter and use, but some others are forbidden, even for cabs, and you not only are not allowed to enter but also entering will cost you a fine and points on your license.
5- Old Broad Street
Well, some areas in London are restricted by entries. It takes entrance to get a fine in Old Broad Street. All you need to do is to check the signs carefully or remember this area to avoid receiving a PCN fine.
6- Brentfield Gardens
One of the most critical areas in London is Brentfield Gardens, as you might easily get a fine by turning left at Tilling Road Junction. Don’t forget if you need to change the route to the left at this area, you have to pick another street to turn, otherwise a PCN fine will treat you!
In some hours of the day, restrictions are canceled but in other times, they are seriously taken. In Dartford, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. you have to pay a crossing fee for every time you use or you will receive a fine!
8- One way roads
All around London, one of the most reported PCN fines is about entering a one-way road by mistake. You can easily avoid receiving fines on this issue by looking carefully at signs before entering a street.
9- Bank junction
From Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. there is a limited traffic on Bank junction so that buses and cycles can only enter this area. So, avoid this intersection while you are driving at the mentioned times.
10- Lansdowne Dr in Hackney E8 4NA
Note that in this area, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. you are not allowed to pass from Monday to Saturday. Only buses are allowed to go through Lansdowne Dr in Hackney E8 4NA.
2021 update of top PCN hotspots (5 more zones)
As of the latest updates, we are ready to notify you of 5 more PCN hotspot zones.
1- Newham – Western Gateway
Royal Victoria, is where the most popular Greenlight hub for Uber drivers is located and recently several reports of Uber drivers getting fined due to staying in the red route out of the building. Just make sure you don’t stay in the red route or a large fine will come to you.
2-Southwark – Manor Place Junction Braganza Street
Recently, restrictions on vehicles entering Manor place have changed and still many PCO drivers are not noticed. That’s why every day, hundreds of tickets are considered for PCO drivers in this zone. Just take a look at new restrictions and then enter any street.
3-City of London – Beech Street
If you are not having zero emission vehicles please do not enter this street or you will experience a £130 fine. Yes, this restriction on Beech Street was recently updated and yet, several PCO drivers are not informed properly.
4-Croydon – Parsons Mead
Don’t enter this area unless you have permission. The fine costs about £130 and a sign is installed before the restriction zone starts. So, please make sure you check the signs carefully.
5-Dulwich – Northbound towards Pickwick Road
Although there is no signage on any maps, the roundabout in the Dulwich zone is where most of the PHV drivers are caught because they entered the restricted zone.
While PCO drivers are trying to save more money, receiving a PCN fine can ruin all their efforts of collecting. In this article we tried to mention top 10 London hotspots for PCN fines to help you avoid receiving fines and points on your license. Try to remember all the mentioned zones and also be aware of the signs in different parts of the city. We hope that this article would be useful for all the PCO drivers in London and lead them to be a more legal driver in the UK. Note that the mentioned list is only 10 of the mostly reported PCNs, and you need to be aware of other possible fines.