Issue details

Decriminalisation and Civil Enforcement of Moving Traffic Offences

Local Authorities in England can now apply to the Department of Transport (DfT) for powers to enforce moving traffic offences such as banned turns, box junctions, and driving in formal cycle lanes, offences currently only enforceable by the Police. This report seeks approval to apply to the DfT for these powers so that the council may use them to fulfil its statutory responsibilities and improve the management and safety of the road network, particularly in locations where enforcement action by officers may be deemed impractical.

The report also outlines the council’s approach to the consideration of locations for moving traffic enforcement using automatic number plate recognition enforcement cameras in line with the new regulations (under Part 6 the Traffic Management Act 2004) and Secretary of State Guidance.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/03/2022

Decision due: 5 May 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Transport

Lead director: Director of Place Management

Contact: Andrew Dunn, Team Manager - Parking Services Email: Email: Tel: 01225 39 5415.

Consultation process

An six week online consultation is currently underway to gain the views from the general public on use of these powers at specific locations.


The general public at large are invited to respond.

EFP Reference: E3348


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