Why these half-measures? Let them put the fines up to £50,000,000 per minute. Nobody would park wrongly (the really important thing) and ALSO of course no council would get ANY money from parking fines! They would naturally be delighted and could lay off the people currently employed to process the fines.
Everyone’s a winner – especially of course the out-of-town hypermarkets; they must be laughing hysterically over their wallets.
Meanwhile, nobody would park in town centres at all which could then fill up with pensioners and charity shops. Remember – I thought of this cunning plan first!