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Moving traffic powers set to extend beyond capital

Deniz Huseyin

Councils outside London look set to be given powers to enforce moving traffic offences such as illegal U-turns, blocking yellow box junctions and one-way street infringements. Speaking at Parkex last month, transport minister Norman Baker hinted that those local authorities keen to adopt the powers could be given the green light. “We need to be sure of the benefits [of moving traffic enforcement], but I am sympathetic to the cases that have been put to me by local authorities,” said...

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Brian
4 May 2012

It seems CCTV enforcement is costing councils millions! Richmond just made a big pay back in illegal fines and now Herts. There will be many more to follow. Scamming motorists with poor or illegal signs and hidden CCTV to benefit enforcement contractors has to stop. This just allows offences thus creating a safety hazard. The goal of enforcement is 100% compliance without penalties, not vice versa as the enforcement industry seems to think.