Moving traffic enforcement
About moving traffic enforcement
Derby City Council were granted powers by the Secretary of State in relation to the Civil Enforcement of Moving Traffic Contraventions Designations and Miscellaneous Amendments Order 2022 and in accordance with paragraph 10 of schedule 8 of the Traffic Management Act 2004. These new powers came into effect on 15 July 2022.
The Designation Order enables Derby City Council to carry out civil enforcement of moving traffic contraventions to correspond with the area where Derby City Council has been designated as a civil enforcement area for parking contraventions and as a special enforcement area by article 3(1) and 3(2)(a) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) and Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation Order 2012(7) as it had effect immediately before the relevant date.
Our Safe Haven Zones (restricted streets) are covered by the Traffic Management Act 2004. For more information, visit our School enforcement page.
Derby City Council were granted powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions on 15 July 2022, with the Council using the powers for the first time on 23 September 2022.
The Council has started on a small trial basis and are the first local authority outside London and Wales to use the powers to take enforcement action. The trial is constantly being reviewed for best practice to ensure lessons are learned and to help towards our future approach to moving traffic enforcement.
A number of sites were identified for the trial based on historic data, local resident feedback and further intelligence gathering. Among the sites identified were:
- Friar Gate (banned manoeuvre, no left turn)
- Newton’s Walk (School Safe Haven Zone, no motor vehicles)
The Digital Enforcement team have consistently monitored each site and due to the level of compliance achieved at the sites above, camera enforcement is no longer a proportionate approach as the level of compliance with the restriction is high. Friar Gate has seen 27 Warnings and 4 Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) issued, which equates to less than 1 per week, with Newton’s Walk having 0 Warnings and 1 PCN issued.
We will use other methods to monitor compliance levels at these two sites, and if it is determined compliance drops, consideration will be given to re-introducing the camera.
There are four trial locations:
|Location||Warning PCNs issued||Live PCNs issued|
|Darley Park Road||70||41|
|*Friar Gate, Ford Street, Stafford Street (signaled junction)||27||4|
|Sitwell Street / Chapel Street, Spondon||335||314|
|South Avenue, junction of Valley Road||57||30|
*camera enforcement no longer taking place
Figures are correct as of 24 October 2023. These figures are updated monthly.
More information about the trials can be found on the Lets Talk Derby website.
We are also trialling School Safe Haven Zones.