Obama fined in UK for motorcade July 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM CDT - Updated June 24 at 7:21 PM LONDON (HOST TV/CNN) - Even the President of the United States is not exempt from traffic fines in London. During a visit in May, President Barack Obama failed to pay the European city's $16 congestion fee for his limo, nicknamed the "Beast." So, London has slapped Obama with a $200 fine. The city of London levies the congestion charge to try and keep the streets clear during the work week. Copyright 2011 HOST TV via CNN.