BPA calls on government to enable technology to support society

The BPA, Local Government Association and London Councils are calling for ANPR technology to be enabled to support the High Street and to respond to COVID-19.

Letters and a briefing note sent to both Secretaries of State for Transport and Communities call for the UK Government and the devolved nations to fully enable and encourage the use of cameras and remote monitoring technologies like ANPR which would unlock substantial benefits for communities across the UK, support high streets and help underpin a safer economic recovery from COVID-19.  

Kelvin Reynolds, Director of Corporate Affairs says, "COVID-19 has exposed the urgency to better manage people's journeys for everyone's benefit. The UK Government recognises this in its ‘Gear Change’ programme too. We are now urging all four national governments to allow local authorities to make full use of cameras and other remote monitoring technologies which will enable touch-free and fairer experiences for motorists as well as remote monitoring and management of selfish and unwanted parking. Our recent UK wide consumer research shows this has strong public support."

Read the full briefing note