Transport for London has explained why it is keeping the precise location of ULEZ enforcement cameras a secret, saying revealing them would result in them being vandalised or chopped down even more quickly than is already happening.
The High Court has heard how there has been an “epidemic” of attacks on the 1,750 numberplate-reading cameras it is installing across outer London in preparation for the expansion of the ultra-low emission zone to the Greater London boundary next month.
The London Evening Standard reports that during the judicial review into the ULEZ expansion, the judge, Mr Justice Swift, asked TfL’s barrister Ben Jaffey KC why the locations had been kept secret.
Mr Jaffey replied: “The reason for that is because unfortunately people have a hobby of tearing down the cameras.
“If the exact location of the cameras is mapped, their survival time is greatly reduced.”
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