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“Cameras are simply there to raise revenue cause big resentment and are incredibly unfair.”
The network of cameras is yards from the Bank of England.
Automatic number plate recognition technology has been used to catch cars, taxis, vans, lorries and motorbikes from 7am to 7pm on weekdays.
The City of London authority, which covers London’s financial district the Square Mile, said the lucrative scheme is to avoid collisions occurring.
They have also said it was brought in to reduce pollution, cut bus journey times and make deliveries easier.
A spokesman said: “Our number one priority for the experimental scheme at Bank junction is to improve safety. For too long it has been one of the capital’s dangerous hot spots.”
Bosses issued warnings to motorists for just a fortnight before they started handing out fines.
Source : The Daily Star