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Lane rental scheme sets daily charge for utilities

The Department for Transport has approved Transport for London’s application to introduce the UK’s first lane rental system under which utility companies will face daily charges for working on the road. The scheme, due to be introduced on 11 June, will see utility companies charged up to £2,500 a day. Charges will apply to 57% of the TfL road network. Companies can avoid paying the charges by conducting their works at less busy times, such as overnight. The... continue

31 May 2012Parking Review Supplements

New ‘speed cam’ app from TomTom

Satnav provider TomTom has released a new ‘speed cam’ app for the iPhone, giving drivers access to fixed and mobile speed camera alerts. “The app improves safety by keeping users informed about speed limits during their journey,” TomTom says. “Consequently, it helps... continue

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Scrap merchants join police scheme

Fifty-nine scrap metal merchants have signed up to a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) scheme that requires anyone selling scrap metal to provide photo identification supported by a recent utility bill. Over the past nine months GMP has been carrying out raids on scrap dealers under Operation Alloy.... continue

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More bus lane cameras for Reading

An increase in the number of cameras installed on bus lanes in Reading has led to an increase in fines. Nearly 52,000 more penalty charge notices (PCNs) were issued in the last financial year, according to figures from the borough council. A budget monitoring report revealed that 88,185 tickets... continue

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TfL develops Olympics planning tool

Transport for London has launched an online ‘Temporary Road Changes’ planning tool, which allows the capital’s road users to see how the areas where they live, work and visit will be affected it is searchable by postcode. The tool includes information about the Olympic and... continue

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Insurers reject mobile using drivers

Car insurance firms are increasingly refusing to cover motorists caught using their mobile phones at the wheel, research from the AA reveals. The study found that three out of eight insurers would not even offer a quote to a mobile phone offender while other insurers increased premiums by an... continue

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Rubbish fines to be lowered, says Defra

Householders that overfill their rubbish bins or put them out too early will face reduced fines from now on, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said. This follows plans announced last year in a review of waste policy. The government has cut the maximum charges councils can... continue

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Road deaths up 42% in Manchester

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has launched a road safety campaign aimed at drivers after a 42% increase in road deaths last year. The campaign ‘Dicing with Death’ seeks to reduce the fatal accident rate, which rose to 75 people on the roads of Greater Manchester in 2011 up from 53... continue

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Operation combats metal theft epidemic

Operation combats metal theft epidemic
Patrick McDonnell

A raid on a scrap metal dealer's yard by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has uncovered a haul of items... continue

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Crime falls on buses and tube in capital

The level of crime on London’s buses has fallen by 9% over the past year while on the tube and DLR it is down 10%. Figures from Transport for London show that violent criime on buses was down from 6,576 to 5,651 while criminal damage fell from 2,060 to 1,775. On the tube and DLR violent crime... continue

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Road deaths rise after camera switch off

An increase in road deaths in Northamptonshire has led to calls for the speed cameras in the county to be switched back on. So far this year 16 people have died on the county’s roads. At the same time last year there had been just three deaths on the county’s roads. About 40 speed... continue

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CCTV car for Tunbridge Wells bus lanes

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has approved the purchase of a £40,000 mobile CCTV car to promote the council’s road safety agenda. From July the vehicle will be used to enforce bus lane regulations and parking offences on zig-zag areas around schools. Any contraventions will be... continue

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Police hub taps into transport CCTV

Police hub taps into transport CCTV
Patrick McDonnell

A £14m CCTV hub will give British Transport Police (BTP) and other UK police forces access to... continue

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Drug driving offence features in Bill
Patrick McDonnell

A new offence of drug driving in England, Scotland and Wales was unveiled in the Queen’s Speech. The offence could incur a prison term of six months and a fine for driving with certain “controlled drugs” in the body. Offenders could face a fine of up to £5,000 and a driving... continue

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Hants speed camera stolen

The theft of a speed camera worth £40,000 from a Hampshire road will result in serious accidents at the site, police warn. A disc cutter was used to remove the camera at West Wellow, near Romsey on the A36, said Hampshire Police. The static Truvello safety camera had been in place since 2003.... continue

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Minicabs call truce in London bus lane battle

Minicabs call truce in London bus lane battle

Public Vehicle Hire (PHV) company Addison Lee is writing to all its drivers warning them not to use London bus lanes pending its application for judicial review. Previously... continue

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Simplified sanctions to replace Asbos

Simplified sanctions to replace Asbos
Mark Moran

Anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos), used to tackle problems such as graffiti and public drunkeness, will be... continue

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Making life safer for cyclists in Edinburgh

Making life safer for cyclists in Edinburgh
Mark Moran

A road safety campaign, ‘Drive Safe, Cycle Safe’, has been launched in Edinburgh. Streets Ahead Road Safety in... continue

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Signs of things to come?
Patrick McDonnell

London boroughs enforce up to 21 moving traffic contraventions under the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003. The signed contraventions are as follows: Vehicular sign traffic must proceed in the direction by the arrow Vehicular traffic must turn ahead in the... continue

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Driving up bus lane compliance

Driving up bus lane compliance
Patrick McDonnell

Effective and efficient bus lane enforcement allows councils and their partners to... continue

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'Compelling case for road charging' says IFS
Patrick McDonnell

A “radical overhaul” of road taxes is required, suggests a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The study, funded by the RAC Foundation, found there is a “compelling” case for road charging in the UK rather than the current system funded by taxes on fuel.... continue

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Waiting for the green light on moving traffic enforcement

Waiting for the green light on moving traffic enforcement
Patrick McDonnell

Cities Across England and Wales are actively seeking... continue

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Resident demands leads to more signs and lines in Brighton

Resident demands leads to more signs and lines in Brighton
Deniz Huseyin

Social media has a role to play in keeping track of... continue

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Roadside guidance for Brighton's drivers

Roadside guidance for Brighton's drivers
Deniz Huseyin

In an effort to inform drivers of traffic problems and if car park spaces are available, Brighton & Hove City... continue

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Brighton's control hub zooms in on offenders

Brighton's control hub zooms in on offenders

Brighton & Hove’s CCTV control centre plays a key role in keeping traffic moving on the city’s streets. Since 2008 the council has used the city’s... continue

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Building a green city by the sea

Building a green city by the sea
Deniz Huseyin

Parking policy is the driving force in tackling traffic and pollution problems in Brighton... continue

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Brighton & Hove is turning the tide

Brighton & Hove is turning the tide
Deniz Huseyin

Brighton & Hove is the UK’s only Green local government administration, so it should come as... continue

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Legal review demands licensing of rickshaws

Legal review demands licensing of rickshaws
Patrick McDonnell

Bicycle Rickshaws could be licensed under proposals to improve safety on roads. Clearer rules on the licensing of taxis and... continue

31 May 2012Parking Review Xtra

Spur offers councils unattended bus lane CCTV package

Traffic and parking enforcement IT specialist Spur is offering a package that enables councils to introduce bus lane monitoring using unattended CCTV cameras without any capital expenditure costs. Spur’s service model adopts per-PCN (penalty charge notice) pricing to enable councils to... continue

31 May 2012Parking Review Supplements
Visit the Enforcement Summit and find out why drivers misbehave

Visit the Enforcement Summit and find out why drivers misbehave

The reasons why motorists either ignore or deliberately flout speeding, parking and other highways regulations will be revealed by a leading academic at the Landor LINKS Enforcement Summit 2012. Stephen G Stradling, Professor Emeritus at the Transport... continue

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The pros & cons of bodycams

The pros & cons of bodycams
Mandy Ainsworth, Alan Wood and Jamie Waller

Already widely used by parking patrols, video badges are now making inroads into... continue

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Casio's handy piece of kit

Casio's handy piece of kit

Sharp images in Southampton Providing Southampton’s civil enforcement officers with a new... continue

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The case for extending moving traffic powers is compelling

The case for extending moving traffic powers is compelling
Deniz Huseyin

The use of moving traffic powers in the capital has... continue

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