Case Studies

Civil enforcement system tackles motorists parking dangerously

Basildon District Council

Basildon Council was experiencing large numbers of motorists parking dangerously on high streets, main routes, outside schools, clearways, pedestrian crossings and bus stops. In order to clamp down on these dangerous motoring practices and to provide a safer environment, the council decided to use the powers afforded to them by the 2004 Traffic Management Act to introduce effective parking enforcement in these areas.

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Fixed traffic enforcement cameras reduce city traffic

Bath and North East Somerset Council

The bus gate system in the centre of Bath was introduced in 2001 with the aim of substantially reducing the number of vehicles using the centre during the day, only allowing buses and taxis to drive all the way through the city centre between 10 am and 6 pm. They are located adjacent to the Guildhall, in Wells Road and also on in the famous Pultney Bridge. The bus gate system was originally policed by a manual camera operator system; However the Council needed to find a more efficient method of static traffic enforcement so as to address the issue of unsociable drivers who, by ignoring ‘bus and taxi only’ signs and driving in bus lanes, cause congestion and slow down buses trying to keep to timetables around the City.

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Mobile civil enforcement for unlawful parking at school

Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Council had a problem with unlawful parking outside schools, potentially putting children’s lives at risk. The urgency to tackle the unsocial behaviour was compounded when two pupils from local schools were knocked over in a week. Safety, together with traffic congestion, necessitated Bedford Council using the 2004 Traffic Management Act as a means of enforcing traffic restrictions against motorists who break the law.

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Mobile enforcement units help out school's traffic problems

Bournemouth Borough Council

Despite developing a highly successful enforcement programme in a leading tourist destination, the enforcement team at Bournemouth Borough Council had a problem, experienced by many authorities, that of irresponsible parking around school gates. The issue was constantly debated in the local newspaper, within local educational circles and among local residents. Concerted efforts to educate parents and teachers had limited impact. Increased frequency of CEO patrols had limited success (not all schools could be patrolled at the same time). Fixed CCTV cameras outside all schools was a possibility, although this was not financially viable given the short duration each day when offences occurred.

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Static traffic enforcement cameras used to monitor bridge access

Gloucester City Council

The Llanthony Bridge swing bridge in Gloucester crosses the Gloucester and Sharpness canal and is open to emergency vehicles, taxis, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. The bus lane is also used by park and ride vehicles. The bridge is very close to the new shopping centre, Gloucester Quays, Gloucestershire College and the city centre and is a busy thoroughfare for residents, shoppers and visitors.

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Mobile traffic enforcement in a Smart car

London Borough of Redbridge

Following the introduction of the 2004 Traffic Management Act, Redbridge had a requirement to enforce civil parking and moving traffic violations within its borough. Following complaints from residents the council sought a proven civil enforcement system to help it police areas around local schools, high streets, main routes and other pedestrian areas affected by anti-social parking behaviour.

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Mobile civil traffic enforcement takes on anti-social parking

Plymouth City Council

The city of Plymouth had problems caused by dangerous and anti-social parking outside schools, restricted areas and with persistent evaders. The council decided to procure an efficient and economic automatic camera system which could be used by other local and transport agencies.

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