The box junction in Ewell Road, Surbiton, is being used by the council as a money generator.

The number of people charged with an offence here when they have stopped for mere seconds at the very edge of the box, in front of the traffic lights, without causing any obstruction to turning traffic, is cause for concern.

Any car putting their brake lights on to slow down here is at risk of a penalty notice as the council deems the putting on of brake lights to be evidence of stopping on the box, regardless of whether the vehicle has in fact stopped or is simply slowing down.

I think awareness should be raised of the issue and drivers warned to prevent an unfair taxation.

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