The trial is taking place in advance of changes to the Traffic Management Act which are expected to be implemented in June 2022.
The Government has said that regulations giving Councils in England the power to enforce certain moving traffic offences under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 are planned to come into force on 1 June, with local authorities able to apply for the appropriate powers from May this year. A wide range of offences will be covered, including School Streets, bus lanes, weight restrictions and yellow box junctions.
Currently, outside London and Cardiff, these regulations are enforced by the police, but after Part 6 is introduced, local authorities will be able to issue fixed penalty notices to those caught contravening restrictions, with the revenue generated being invested in further road improvements.
Wilke Reints, Managing Director, Yunex Traffic in the UK, said: “We are really pleased to be working with Buckinghamshire Council at this time, helping them to quantity the scale of the problem through our camera technology. The Council is in a great position to move forward quickly once TMA Part 6 comes into force, with a permanent solution aimed at changing driver behaviour, improving safety for all road users and improving traffic flow.”
Picture Credit: “Image courtesy of Buckinghamshire Council“