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Call for Charnwood to be able to fine drivers for traffic offences
Local Southfields councillor Ted Parton has called for Charnwood Borough Council to be given new powers to impose fines on motorists for minor traffic offences. Currently outside of London and Cardiff, ‘moving traffic restrictions’ – with the exception of driving in bus lanes – are enforced by the police. “On a number of occasions I have asked the Leicestershire Police to take action”, said Ted, “but I have always had the same response – that they have too many other things to do and do not have the resources to deploy road traffic officers. As a consequence, drivers who break the law are escaping prosecution.” Ted believes that Charnwood, and other councils, should be given powers to set up more cameras at box junctions, cycle lanes and junctions. Money raised would be ploughed back into the roads network. The powers can be granted under the Traffic Management Act 2004 on the basis that this may help local authorities to ‘manage traffic contraventions and reduce congestion’. “I’m not anti-driver”, added Ted, but there are a lot of residents in the ward who have raised the issue of dangerous driving and the seeming inability of the police to do anything about the problem. I’m also wary of giving Charnwood any more power or giving it with extra responsibilities. But the cost of this enforcement could be offset by the fines and it would contribute to road safety across the borough”.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
CALL FOR CHARNWOOD TO BE ABLE TO FINE DRIVERS FOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES
Local Southfields councillor Ted Parton has called for Charnwood Borough Council to be given new powers to impose fines on motorists for minor traffic offences. Currently outside of London and Cardiff, ‘moving traffic restrictions’ – with the exception of driving in bus lanes – are enforced by the police. “On a number of occasions I have asked the Leicestershire Police to take action”, said Ted, “but I have always had the same response – that they have too many other things to do and do not have the resources to deploy road traffic officers. As a consequence, drivers who break the law are escaping prosecution.” Ted believes that Charnwood, and other councils, should be given powers to set up more cameras at box junctions, cycle lanes and junctions. Money raised would be ploughed back into the roads network. The powers can be granted under the Traffic Management Act 2004 on the basis that this may help local authorities to ‘manage traffic contraventions and reduce congestion’. “I’m not anti-driver”, added Ted, but there are a lot of residents in the ward who have raised the issue of dangerous driving and the seeming inability of the police to do anything about the problem. I’m also wary of giving Charnwood any more power or giving it with extra responsibilities. But the cost of this enforcement could be offset by the fines and it would contribute to road safety across the borough”.
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