It’s your vote

Do you think the camera car to catch illegal parkers will improve road safety?

The camera car has snared 813 motors parked illegally in just eight weeks – including four council vehicles.

Hartlepool Borough Council launched its £40,000 camera car in May in an effort to improve road safety.

It has already handed out fines which could net the authority £56,910.

The scheme has sparked a barrage of criticism from drivers who have been snapped dropping people off in bus stops, pulling onto double yellow lines to drop goods off in charity shops and even on mounted kerbs outside their own homes.