Government commits to camera enforcement

The BPA welcomes the government’s commitment to start the remaining elements of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004, permitting local authorities outside of London to use cameras to manage moving traffic contraventions.

Published as part of a new cycling and walking strategy, the government also announced it intends to increase combined authorities’ powers over their key route networks – similar to those that apply already in London – and enable integrated highways and transport authority status at combined authority level for these roads.

The impact of Covid-19 has further shifted behavioural change and exposed the urgency to better manage journeys and destinations in a smarter and more holistic way. The UK government recognises this in its Gear Change programme too.

The BPA is now calling on the government to enable the use of cameras and other remote-monitoring technologies to their fullest extent, to allow local authorities to innovate and meet the needs of their communities.