Tube passengers fined for not wearing Covid masks owe Transport for London £142,000

Tube passengers fined for not carrying masks nonetheless owe Transport for London an estimated £142,000.

New information from Metropolis Corridor has revealed that there are 710 unpaid fines. Of the 710 unpaid fines, 532 are presently being prosecuted or letters have been despatched out reminding folks to pay the nice.

Obligatory face coverings have been put in place to cease the unfold of coronavirus however the mandate was dropped in February of this yr.

Metropolis Corridor figures present that almost 4,000 maskless tube passengers have been issued with fines. The £200 fines have been lowered to £100 if paid inside 14 days.

Nevertheless all the 710 circumstances have handed the 14-day interval so offenders will probably be chased for the complete £200.

A complete of 178 circumstances are presently open and stay unpaid and awaiting prosecution, the mayor of London mentioned.

“As all the circumstances have handed the 14-day interval, they are going to be valued at £200. Subsequently, TfL estimates the whole excellent worth is £142,000”, Sadiq Khan mentioned.

Some 7283 folks have been stopped on TfL’s community for not carrying a masks through the pandemic, Metropolis Corridor mentioned, and 2325 have been instructed to depart the community.

Of the 3996 issued fines, the bulk paid up inside the 14-day time interval.

Mr Khan added: “A spread of measures helped to make sure clients can journey safely and confidently on TfL’s companies through the pandemic, together with requiring face coverings as a situation of carriage each earlier than and after they have been a authorized requirement, and persevering with to strongly encourage them at the moment.”

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