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Driving Down Crime

Driving Down Crime
Deniz Huseyin

Cars and crime seem to go together. But what appears cool in films or video games like Grand Theft Auto proves more grimly tragic and anti-social in reality. Too many bad drivers are getting away with a range of offences, and risking the lives of others in the process. Our resident criminologist... continue

23 Feb 2010Parking Review Supplements

Man who attacked CEO gets prison sentence

A man has been given a nine-month prison sentence for causing actual bodily harm against a civil enforcement officer (CEO) working for APCOA in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Steven Pratley of Tooting, London was found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of attacking CEO Syed Hyder. His brother Lee... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Swindon set to drop speed cameras

Roadside speed cameras may be withdrawn by Swindon Borough Council, which has questioned if they are the best way of making roads safer. The Conservative-run council said it  spends around £400,000 a year to fund safety cameras in the town. Council leader Roderick Bluh said: “All... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Cross-city 20mph limit for Oxford

A 20mph speed limit is due to be introduced across much of Oxford next year. Under the proposals the new limit would be applied to all residential roads and almost all unnumbered distributor roads except heavily used bus routes into the city. It would also apply to some sections of A and B roads... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Dumping levels fall

The number of abandoned vehicles in the capital has fallen by two-thirds in the last five years. London’s councils collected more than 250 cars a day in 2003, but the figure dropped to 90 a day in 2007. The fall has been attributed to tougher enforcement and higher scrap metal prices as a... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Portsmouth purge on untaxed vehicles
Patrick McDonnell

More than 500 untaxed vehicles have been removed from Portsmouth’s streets in the past two years. The city council’s parking service has powers from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to remove untaxed vehicles. Officers track the vehicles using intelligence and tip-offs, including... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Jail for pair behind £1.2m flytipping scam
Patrick McDonnell

Two men who amassed £1.2m from illegally dumping more than 14,000 tonnes of waste, including asbestos, across London and the South East have been jailed. Patrick Anderson and James Kelleher were sentenced to 22 and 14 months respectively for conspiracy to unlawfully deposit controlled waste.... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Clamper guilty of operating illegally

A wheel clamper was given a 12-month community punishment order with 200 hours of unpaid work after being found guilty of 20 counts of fraud. Another 65 other offences were taken into consideration for illegally clamping vehicles. Iain Watson, from Crewe, was also ordered to pay back the money to... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Dangerous drivers
Professor Ken Pease

Cars and crime go together like love and marriage. Driving while disqualified is generally the best indicator of prolific criminality. A young criminal who starts off by stealing cars will have a longer criminal record than those who start with any other crime. Drug dealers often give their... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Grassroots solutions
Mark Jefford

As parking managers we have to comply with well over 1,000 pages of legislation, which is ridiculous in my view. This paper mountain includes the Road Traffic Act 1984, the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA), the statutory guidance to both, and the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Smart thinking clears lanes
Geoff Dudley

In October 2006 Manchester became the first city outside London to implement CCTV enforcement of bus lanes. Since then the city council has set about deploying the right technology for the job, while winning the confidence and trust of the public. “The technology we use is the latest... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

The citizen enforcer
Ben Fahy

Andrew McGavin’s opening gambit reveals why he became a road safety campaigner: “Do you know how many people die in car accidents around the world? 100,000 a month. That’s one tsunami a month. When you think about it like that, it’s just horrendous.”   So... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Taking a stand on delivery
Gordon Telling

Penalty charge notice (PCN) levels are now close to a staggering £1bn a year, and around half of these are going to commercial operators. In view of this, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is stepping up its activities to help its members avoid and manage their costs. When you factor in... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra
Making the transition

Making the transition
Mark Moran

David Darling’s 20 year long career has seen him cross... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Doubling up doesn't work
David Rayner

A common approach adopted by local authorities is the practice of recycling of warrants of execution for unpaid penalty charge notices (PCNs). Warrants have a one-year lifespan, so councils are now turning to a second bailiff company if payment has not been received in the first six months. It... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Losing their grip

You only have to pick up a newspaper or watch the news to realise that our economy is under considerable pressure and is on the verge of a recession. Figures recently released by the Insolvency Service show that liquidations for the first quarter of 2008 totalled 3,210 with 25,264 individual... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Police praise Marston's Connor

The chief superintendent of the Stockport Police has awarded Marston Group’s Darren Connor a special commendation for his work with the Stockport Intensive Partnership Sweep initiative (SIPS).  Operations manager Connor, based at the group’s Manchester office, was part of the team... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

New agreement at Richmond

The London Borough of Richmond has appointed Davies Enforcement and Equita to provide bailiff enforcement for outstanding road traffic debt.The contracts, which started on 1 July,  will run for five years with a two year extension. Equita has also signed a deal with Macclesfield council to act... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

Camden council appoints Philips

Philips Collection Services has signed a contract with the London Borough of Camden to improve recovery rates from warrants of execution as well as service standards for customers. This includes standardised charging, GPS tracking for all enforcement activity and the use of an independent mailing... continue

2 Sep 2008Parking Review Xtra

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