A junction that has raked up nearly a million a year in fines

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A junction that has raked up nearly a million a year in fines

A box junction in Hackney has raked up nearly £1 million in fines.

The box marked on the road outside Homerton Fire Station is to be kept clear to ensure that emergency vehicle can make a quick exit through the junction.

The box junction collected £989,533 from February 2013 - January 2014, averaging around 40 motorists being fined everyday.

However critics say that the camera, which is permanently trained on the junction, is a simple way to generate more money.

These figures were a result of a freedom of information request by the Evening Standard.

Mia Barnes, who lives in Hackney, told The Evening Standard: “My fine was issued despite the fact I was not actually in the box. My wheel touched the paint at the edge of it.”

London Live’s Jake Tupman was at the junction.

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