Chris Ames 08 April 2024

DfT stalls moving traffic enforcement roll-out

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has shelved the further roll-out of powers for English councils to enforce moving traffic violations.

The Government was due to lay regulations in Parliament on 11 March, to allow a new tranche of 22 local highway authorities to enforce such contraventions at identified locations from 6 April.

However, the DfT wrote to the authorities to tell them that ‘unfortunately’ the ‘Tranche 3 Designation Order’ had not been laid and that the powers would not come into force.

It suggested that the Designation Order may have been shelved until after the general election, stating that it would be delivered alongside other measures in the Government’s Plan for Drivers – ‘likely later in the year or early next year’.

Sources have suggested that the planned roll-out may have been axed because it did not fit with the Government's proclaimed backing for drivers.

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