Laura Sharman 15 November 2022

Council to bid for new traffic enforcement powers

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Sheffield Council is to apply to the Government for new traffic enforcement powers to stop drivers making illegal manoeuvres.

The council is bidding for new powers related to ‘moving traffic offences’ such as driving through a ‘No Entry’ sign or entering yellow box junctions when the exit is not clear.

At the moment, these rules can only be enforced by the police so the council hopes the move would improve road safety and tackle congestion across the city.

It is proposed the powers would be used in three separate sites across the city, using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to identify drivers that break the law.

The council already has some powers, such as the enforcement of bus, taxi and tram gates.

A public consultation on the proposals will run for seven weeks until 31 December 2022.

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