Local authorities outside of London will soon gain wider control over traffic enforcement with the upcoming Moving Traffic legislation which is set to come into play later this year – as has been announced by the Department for Transport.
This legislation will grant UK councils the power to issue PCNs for moving traffic violations, such as illegal turning or stopping inside a yellow box junction – similar to the powers previously made available to authorities in London.
While the new legislation is still some months away from becoming available to be utilised by authorities in the UK, those wishing to take advantage can begin preparing now. Below are a number of simple steps you can undertake right now to ensure you are ready for these changes.
Reviewing camera infrastructure in your region is a great place to start when preparing for the new legislation. You need to have reliable and modern technology in all the appropriate spots across your region to maximise compliance. If you are starting from scratch with your camera network, then there are many providers in the market who can provide the equipment needed to enforce these new contraventions – and Taranto is compatible with many of them already. If we’re not, then we can work with the provider of your choice to integrate between the two.
Camera models and infrastructure can also be procured through us, which can make the whole process easier and quicker.
A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) enables councils to manage the behaviours of all road users by mapping out the traffic – so this is a key element of being able to enforce the new Moving Traffic laws. Our team at Taranto has helped our clients to source appropriate consultants to help with TRO management. We recommend that these documents are completely up to date and include any areas where you want to enforce the moving traffic regulations, such as yellow box junctions.
When progressing contraventions captured by cameras and processed by the back-office, Taranto’s innovative Fleet Bureau solution can help expedite the Transfer of Liability (ToL) process for hire and lease vehicles that are issued to. Prior to the postal PCN being sent, the system can check the vehicle registration against our proprietary bureau of keeper details before going to the DVLA, meaning that the ToL can happen electronically with our partners, and the PCN can be sent out in days, not weeks.
The Taranto system will need to be set-up and configured to include the new hardware and TROs to become active once the new moving traffic legislation is live. Due to the flexibility of Taranto, users with suitable permissions can do this themselves. We can provide training to help you with this process, or perhaps even the resource to complete on your behalf.
We know that this is a significant change for local authorities and there are some important steps that need to be taken before the new legislation is live – and you should consider enforcement technology to suit the needs of your region.
Taranto is experienced with working with local authorities to deliver technology associated with moving traffic enforcement.
If you want advice on what camera enforcement for moving traffic could look like in your region, please get in touch.