More than 22,000 parking tickets were issued by traffic wardens on the streets of Walsall in just 12 months, figures revealed today.
The financial penalties brought in more than £600,000 for the council. There are already plans in the pipeline to give traffic wardens in the borough even more powers.
These would include the authority to pull over motorists who are driving illegally.
In total, wardens handed over 22,327 parking tickets in the 2010/11 finanical year, generating a total of £619,588.
Most of the tickets, a total of 14,921, were issued for on-street violations, while 7,406 were given out on council-owned car parks for issues such as non-payment of charges.