The number of fines handed out to motorists for stopping in yellow box junctions in Croydon nearly doubled last year.

A total of 7,619 yellow box junction fines were issued in 2017-18 a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

This is compared to 4,797 in 2016-17 and 1,396 the previous year.

Motorists caught on CCTV stopping in a yellow box junction face a maximum fine of £130 which is reduced to £65 if paid within two weeks.

Croydon Council would not reveal how much it had made from the fines last year as annual accounts have not yet been audited.

But the total made from fines will be between £495,235 and £990,470.

And once a fine was issued it was tough to get the fine cancelled.

Over the year 1,314 people challenged their PCN (penalty charge notice).

But just 37 of these challenges resulted in the fine being wiped.

There are some yellow box junctions where you are more likely to get caught out than others.

These are the five junctions where the most fines were handed out.

Addiscombe Road – 2,185 fines amounting to £284,050

London Road – 1,950 fines amounting to £253,500

Lower Addiscombe Road – 1,519 fines amounting to £194,470

Coombe Road – 1,148 fines amounting to £149,240

South End – 769 fines amounting to £99,970

*The above figures are represent each fine being paid at the full charge.