Speed fines cancelled after camera vandalism – just in case

Dorset Police are cancelling almost 900 speeding tickets cancelled after a fault with speed cameras. The Dorset Echo reports 884 offences clocked by the average speed cameras on the A338 southbound between Blackwater junction and the Cooper Dean roundabout between November 7 and December 16 last year. It’s because the cameras were “moved out of alignment” causing a […]

Police issue image of man wanted in connection with speed camera vandalism

Police in Cornwall have issued CCTV footage of a man they want to talk to about the cutting down of a speed camera in the county. A spate of attacks on cameras have taken place with columns being cut down or wires inside them severed. The officers investigating a report of criminal damage at Drakewalls […]

Essex Police target middle lane hoggers

Essex Police’s roads unit has pulled over people driving in the middle lane of motorways when there is nothing in the inside lane, sending them on educational courses. The force has tweeted that for those who reacted to a headlight flash reminder and moved over it was left at that, “however some then moved straight […]

ITS UK welcomes Call for Evidence on HOTA approval process for enforcement technology

The Government has launched a Call for Evidence on Home Office Type Approval (HOTA), the process by which enforcement technology is approved to ensure that evidence from devices can be admissible in UK courts without eye-witness corroboration. Industry body ITS UK says the Call for Evidence is a “significant win” for its “Let’s Get HOTA […]

Police arrest two over vandalism to speed cameras

Police investigating criminal damage to speed cameras in Cornwall have made two arrests. Two men in their 30s, one from the Falmouth area and one from the Porthleven area, have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and are currently (as of 9 Jan 2024) in police custody. As part of ongoing enquiries, officers from […]

Delivery drivers face fines for using Albert Bridge in London

Drivers of vehicles weighing more than three tonnes are being warned a weight restriction is now being enforced on Albert Bridge in West London, with fines for goods vehicles that exceed it. The current restriction, which has been in place since 2012, has been managed previously using width restriction posts to deter overweight vehicles entering […]

More than 33,000 dangerous driving videos sent to police in 2023

The RAC is reporting new data from the National Dash Cam Safety Portal showing there has been a significant rise in the number of video reports sent to police forces across the UK. The total number of videos received via the portal increased by 30% in 2023 to 33,531. Set up by British Dash Cam […]

NPED founder calls for industry to work together to tackle illegal driving

The founder of the new National Persistent Evaders Database of drivers says it’s too much to expect the Police to work on their own to deal with people who ignore traffic rules and bans. Alan Wood, the CEO of NPED was reacting to news of calls for more traffic police to deal with offences, after […]

Edinburgh sets date for pavement parking ban

Edinburgh Council has announced that enforcement against parking on pavements, parking at dropped kerbs and double parking will begin in the city on Monday, 29 January. Scottish regulations giving councils the power to enforce the new rules came into effect on 11 December, aimed at addressing “the inconvenience inconsiderate parking causes to all road users, […]

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