The foreign supercars which have racked-up more than £4.5m in unpaid parking fines

Posted on 12:12 PM by Sameer Shah

Rogue foreign drivers have racked up more than £4.5 million in unpaid parking fees in central London for cars such as Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

Hundreds of motorists from across Europe, the United States and the Middle East are deliberately flouting the law, safe in the knowledge that British parking authorities cannot trace them overseas, Westminster City Council has said.

The council's figures show that more than 80 per cent of foreign-owned cars and motorbikes have failed to pay for tickets issued for parking illegally in Westminster.

Cases include:

* The owner of a £200,000 Lamborghini Murcielago roadster with the number plate E477 whose car is registered in Dubai, owes almost £2,000 for 17 outstanding tickets.

* The owner of a top-of-the range £180,000 Ferrari Scaglietti with the number plate 322889 owes more than £2,000 for 19 unpaid tickets.

* The owner of an £1million Bugatti Veyron, the fastest and most expensive production super-car in the world - top speed 250mph - has an outstanding ticket dating back to June 2007.

* The owner of a £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom, with the number plate 13000 has racked up 23 tickets and almost £3,000 in fines.

* The owner of a £50,000 Hummer with the number plate U19HPS whose car is registered in America, owes £4,000 after being issued more than 35 tickets.

* The worst offender is the owner of a motorbike, registration 362 EEC, who has clocked up almost 400 tickets and £45,000 in fines.

The council is now calling for a change in legislation that would allow local authorities access to overseas' driver and vehicle registration data and enable them to enforce parking fines.

The council's transport chief, Danny Chalkley, said: 'No-one likes getting a parking ticket but most motorists play fair and either pay the fine or follow the appeals process.

'Yet a tiny minority feel as though the rules of this country do not apply to them.

'We would like to see a more rigorous system put in place to send a clear message that this blatant disregard of the law will not be tolerated.'

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