Leasing companies are urging HR teams to tackle the growing problem of kerb crawling by company car drivers.
Changes in legislation mean the leasing company now pays the fine then invoices the company hiring the vehicle for any fine and an administration fee.
Lex Vehicle Leasing claims the growing number of police surveillance cameras installed in towns and city centres is contributing to an increase in administration costs and fleet running costs.
The number of incidents that Lex has dealt with over the past year has doubled to 25,000 as local authorities and police forces issue more parking and speeding tickets and report more serious incidents such as kerb crawling.
Debbie Morgan, service delivery manager at Lex Vehicle Leasing, believes that the increase in these sorts of incidents could force HR departments to add extra clauses to their company car policies warning against improper behaviour by staff while using company property.
She said: "Between 2000 and 2001 the amount of tickets and letters from local authorities have rocketed. It has just gone mad - and we only see those that are overdue or involve offences captured on CCTV."