NEWS | The cost of installing mobile traffic cameras in and around Hereford could cost around £100,000

Herefordshire Council could be willing to spend £100,000 to install mobile traffic cameras and associated infrastructure in and around Hereford.

A total of £100,000 has been earmarked for the implementation of a moving traffic enforcement program to be run by the council, which will include the purchase of cameras and associated infrastructure needed to undertake this enforcement .

Herefordshire Council estimates that over the period 2022/23 – 2023/24, a surplus income of £59,000 could be generated from this scheme.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has provided statutory guidance to local authorities wishing to undertake these powers on the steps needed to obtain them. This includes a site audit of the proposed locations, a full 6 week consultation and Chief Constable approval.

Your Herefordshire announced a few weeks ago that Herefordshire Council was considering installing traffic cameras in the county.

Herefordshire Council may soon be empowered to fine motorists for using certain junctions incorrectly and for other traffic offences. Traffic surveillance cameras could be installed, which means that fines would automatically be imposed.

Herefordshire Council has asked residents for their views on introducing measures to enforce on-the-move traffic rules.

This includes stopping in yellow boxes at junctions, disobeying no entry signs, no turns, violating ‘access only’ routes and parking on yellow zigzag lines at the entrance. outside schools.

Traffic rules act to make roads safer for all users and to help keep traffic flowing in busy areas.

Changes to government legislation (full implementation of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004) mean councils in England will have control of enforcement powers for the relocation of traffic code breaches road, previously detained by the police. Measures to enforce traffic rules in motion include installing cameras and issuing fines.

Councilor John Harrington, Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure, said: “Road safety for all users, regardless of their journey, is a major concern. Traffic rules help make roads safer and keep traffic flowing. They help to increase safety, for example by preventing stopping in zigzag lines outside schools and taking streets the wrong way, and contribute to better traffic flow by preventing blockages at key crossroads.

“We’d love to hear from all residents, whether they’re driving, biking or walking, for their feedback on driver behavior and areas in our towns and cities where better traffic enforcement may be needed.”

In July 2020, the government announced plans to improve the use of cycling and walking as part of gear changing – a bold vision for cycling and walking.

As part of this strategy, the Department of Transport is changing the way traffic violations are enforced. Currently, only local authorities in London and Wales have the power to enforce these restrictions by issuing a penalty notice.

The new regulations will come into effect in the summer of 2022, therefore a number of new tickets will become enforceable by councils rather than police.

These new powers will allow the following restrictions to be applied per camera:

One-way streets

Prohibited turns

Pedestrian zones

No entry

Junctions in yellow box

Bike and bus routes

Restricted access/weight limits

Stop at school keep marks clear

Herefordshire Council has signaled its intention to the Department for Transport to adopt these powers to promote a safe environment for all road users and to keep traffic flowing smoothly.

The locations are also listed in the following table:

Location: A438 / A49 Junction (Steels), Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: A438 Eign Street / Aldi Junction, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: A49 Edgar Street / Tesco roundabout, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: A49 Victoria Street / Barton Road, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: Bewell Street, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: No Entry Except Access
Location: Blueschool Street / Widemarsh Street, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: No Entry Except Access
Location: Blueschool Street, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: Broad Street, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: One Way
Location: City Link Road / Widemarsh Street, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: No Turns
Location: Commercial Road / Stonebow Road, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: Commercial Road / Union Walk, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: Commercial Square (outside Kerry), Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: East Street, Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: No Entry Except Access
Location: Upper Town (St Peters), Hereford Vehicle Restriction Type: No Entry Except Access
Location: Holme Lacy Road (off Goodwin Way) Vehicle Restriction Type: Weight Restriction
Location: Offa Street Vehicle Restriction Type: One Way
Location: Prior Street Type of vehicle restriction: no entry / one way
Location: Springfield Avenue / Hunderton Avenue) Type of vehicle restriction: violation of entry ban / one-way
Location: Widemarsh / Conningsby Street Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Box
Location: Ginhall Lane / Green Lane, Leominster Vehicle Restriction Type: Turn Prohibited
Location: C1259 from A40, Goodrich Vehicle restriction type: 7.5t weight limit
Location: Knapp Lane, Ledbury Vehicle restriction type: 3.5t weight limit
Location: Downtown (various streets), Bromyard Vehicle restriction type: 7.5t weight limit
Location: All schools Vehicle Restriction Type: Yellow Non Stop Zigzags

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