We respond to all government consultations that impact on our members across the parking and traffic management sector.

Below are our responses to consultations which incorporate members feedback. We also encourage you to respond directly to consultations, on behalf of yourselves or your organisation. If you have comments you would like us to consider including in our consultation responses, please do email us at consultations.

Open consultations

Introduction of green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles

Formal enforcement of bus lanes and ultra low emission zones in the UK is largely done by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, where number plates are read and vehicle and vehicle keeper information is checked. Further consideration is required around how this should work for local authorities bringing in policies that utilise green number plates. As is the case now, number plate characters rather than the colour will be read. It is noted that wider technology based enforcement tools will also continue to emerge in the future - such as smart, connected vehicles, that alert the driver to parking conditions.
Please send us your views by 2 January
Government deadline to send your response directly: 14 January

Automated Vehicles: Passenger services and public transport

The Law Commission is reviewing the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK. This is their second consultation paper on the regulation of highly automated road passenger services (HARPS). undertake a far-reaching review of the legal framework for automated vehicles, and their use as part of public transport networks and on-demand passenger services. Automated vehicles are vehicles that are capable of driving themselves without being controlled or monitored by an individual for at least part of a journey. The consultation also considers issues arising at the boundary between self-driving vehicles and widely used driver assistance technologies such as cruise control.
Please send us your views by 6 January
Government deadline to send your response directly: 16 January

If you know of any other government consultations we might be interested in responding to, please let us know at consultations.

Our consultation and inquiry responses

 For more past responses please email consultations.