Retain CCTV option say safety groups and LGA

Retain CCTV option say safety groups and LGA

SIR –

Banning CCTV cameras cars will make it impossible for councils to tackle dangerous parking outside schools, stop drivers blocking bus lanes and essential loading bays for businesses and delivery firms, protect disabled pedestrians against reckless motorists parking on pavements and improve safety on dangerous roads or junctions.

CCTV parking enforcement accounts for just 2 per cent of total council parking income so it will also fail to drastically reduce the number of fines issued to drivers parking illegally.

Therefore, rather than a rash blanket CCTV ban which could jeopardise safety, we urge the Government to accept our offer to convene a working group for all relevant stakeholders to come together, revise the rules on the use of CCTV and rewrite the current parking guidance.

This would bring together the Government, councils, motoring groups, business organisations, schools, charities and bus operators and give them the opportunity to reshape parking policy for the better.

 

  • Local Government Association
  • London Councils
  • British Parking Association
  • Disabled Motoring UK
  • Living Streets
  • Brake
  • Royal National Institute for the Blind  
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
  • Passenger Transport Executive Group  
  • Confederation of Passenger Transport UK

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety has also produced its own response to the Local Authority Parking Consultation available here.

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