Moving traffic offences – Project update

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Background

Derby City Council intends to adopt powers which allow enforcement of moving traffic offences, something the Police currently enforce. These powers make full use of Part 6 of The Traffic Management Act, 2004. We asked for your views on this. Thank to everyone who took part. You can view these responses below.

Vehicles which contravene driving restrictions create potential dangers to both pedestrians and other road users. Whilst the Police carry out enforcement currently it is not a top priority and the Council will be able to deploy a more robust manner of enforcement to reduce the casual disregard of the restriction there is at some locations.

Historical data has been examined and this has led to us initially proposing to use the powers at four trial locations. Enforcement will take place using an Approved device, a CCTV Traffic Enforcement camera.

The four trial locations are:

Friar Gate, Ford Street, Stafford Street (signaled junction) – where contravention of the turning restrictions leads to conflict with pedestrians

Darley Park Road – this is a long-standing issue and has been the site of minor accidents and complaints about the risk to children at school times

South Avenue, Junction of Valley Road – there is some evidence that vehicles exit the ring road and contravene the no-entry restriction with the associated risk to road users

Sitwell Street/ Chapel Street, Spondon – contravention of the no-entry restriction appears to be a persistent issue with the risk of vehicles meeting head on with limited forward visibility

What does this mean to me?

We asked for your views on the proposals. In particular:

  • Do you think taking these powers is a good idea?
  • Do you think there are some negatives?
  • Are there other locations we should consider for enforcement in the future?

Update and outcome 10 January 2022

Thank you to all of those who have engaged as part of this six weeks consultation process. We received 11 formal responses and 14 people attended the public meeting.

The written responses received from members of the public can be seen in the document link here.

Analysis of responses

Positive and in favour

10 (90.9%)

Negative and against

1 (9.09%)

Total formal replies received

11


Public consultation meeting

A public consultation meeting took place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 25 November, 2021. A recording of this meeting was made and the comments recorded. Six comments were made and all were supportive of the proposals. A site by site discussion took place. A copy of the slide deck can be viewed on this link.

The next steps

The additional locations listed in the consultation responses are helpful and will be subject to internal research to allow some data gathering to take place on the compliance levels with the restrictions in place. If it is determined the locations do have poor compliance levels consideration will be given to these locations forming part of the second phase of the enforcement roll out.

The regulations for the powers to be enacted are planned to be laid before Parliament in February or March to come into force by 1 June, 2022, after which councils can apply for moving traffic enforcement powers. It is envisaged that enforcement will start taking place during the Summer of 2022, if the Council is successful in its application to be part of the first tranche of Local Authorities to be given the new powers.



Background

Derby City Council intends to adopt powers which allow enforcement of moving traffic offences, something the Police currently enforce. These powers make full use of Part 6 of The Traffic Management Act, 2004. We asked for your views on this. Thank to everyone who took part. You can view these responses below.

Vehicles which contravene driving restrictions create potential dangers to both pedestrians and other road users. Whilst the Police carry out enforcement currently it is not a top priority and the Council will be able to deploy a more robust manner of enforcement to reduce the casual disregard of the restriction there is at some locations.

Historical data has been examined and this has led to us initially proposing to use the powers at four trial locations. Enforcement will take place using an Approved device, a CCTV Traffic Enforcement camera.

The four trial locations are:

Friar Gate, Ford Street, Stafford Street (signaled junction) – where contravention of the turning restrictions leads to conflict with pedestrians

Darley Park Road – this is a long-standing issue and has been the site of minor accidents and complaints about the risk to children at school times

South Avenue, Junction of Valley Road – there is some evidence that vehicles exit the ring road and contravene the no-entry restriction with the associated risk to road users

Sitwell Street/ Chapel Street, Spondon – contravention of the no-entry restriction appears to be a persistent issue with the risk of vehicles meeting head on with limited forward visibility

What does this mean to me?

We asked for your views on the proposals. In particular:

  • Do you think taking these powers is a good idea?
  • Do you think there are some negatives?
  • Are there other locations we should consider for enforcement in the future?

Update and outcome 10 January 2022

Thank you to all of those who have engaged as part of this six weeks consultation process. We received 11 formal responses and 14 people attended the public meeting.

The written responses received from members of the public can be seen in the document link here.

Analysis of responses

Positive and in favour

10 (90.9%)

Negative and against

1 (9.09%)

Total formal replies received

11


Public consultation meeting

A public consultation meeting took place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 25 November, 2021. A recording of this meeting was made and the comments recorded. Six comments were made and all were supportive of the proposals. A site by site discussion took place. A copy of the slide deck can be viewed on this link.

The next steps

The additional locations listed in the consultation responses are helpful and will be subject to internal research to allow some data gathering to take place on the compliance levels with the restrictions in place. If it is determined the locations do have poor compliance levels consideration will be given to these locations forming part of the second phase of the enforcement roll out.

The regulations for the powers to be enacted are planned to be laid before Parliament in February or March to come into force by 1 June, 2022, after which councils can apply for moving traffic enforcement powers. It is envisaged that enforcement will start taking place during the Summer of 2022, if the Council is successful in its application to be part of the first tranche of Local Authorities to be given the new powers.



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