This week, exclusive figures obtained by getwestlondon revealed motorists in Ealing had been fined £230,000 in three months after the introduction of a controversial turning ban in Longfield Avenue.

More than 4,500 drivers had to cough up after turning into the street from Uxbridge Avenue since the restriction was introduced in July.

Our readers have taken to Facebook to voice their opinions, and the reaction to the ban has been mixed to say the least.

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Here is a round up of just a few of the comments made by you on the news:

'Where does the money go?'

A total of £229,684 has been generated from fines since July 4

Warren Green said he was fined himself by the turning after he missed the sign, and said he was surprised it had raised so much in only three months.

He also suggested we could be seeing an increase in similar restrictions.

'Will create so much more congestion'

Roxsanna Bahmani questioned whether this would actually increase the congestion in the area.

Saying she has lived in the area for years she does not see the point in the change and that the area is already heavy with traffic because of similar schemes.

'It's their own fault'

One of 14 signs

Roger Sear was not so sympathetic to road users who were caught out by the turning.

'How are people still missing the signs?'

One person in agreement with Roger was Emily Garvey, who was surprised drivers were missing the signs, saying she herself did not plan on using the roads but spotted the many signs.

However, she did say she thought the ban was "odd" and she believes it could cause problems on surrounding roads. decision

Some believe it is working

Not all our readers are sceptical about the scheme however.

David Yidbee said it had cleared the congestion outside of Ealing Council's offices after they introduced the turning restriction.

A good idea?

Motorists breaking the ban turning into Longfield Avenue will face a fine of £110

While Peter Allison came up with his own idea on how the money raised from fines should be spent.

He suggested the council fills pot holes with the money.

A spokesman for the council said: “This trial was introduced to improve road safety and we will be carrying out a full review this month to see what difference it has made.

“We did everything possible to people to avoid getting tickets.

More than 4,000 people have been caught breaching the ban

“At the beginning of the trail we installed 28 temporary and permanent signs, well in excess of the three required by law, and issued warning letters instead of fines for the first 10 weeks of the scheme," the council spokesman added.

“The money received as a result of the fines is ring-fenced and used to pay for concessionary travel schemes, such as the Freedom Pass and for other road safety and traffic management projects.

“We have been monitoring the junction on CCTV and if you compare the number of drivers seen breaking the ban each hour in April, and those caught on CCTV now, there is a marked reduction.”

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