Council steps up fight against unlawful drivers
Bedford Borough Council has announced new measures to target
unlawful motorists in Bedford Borough.
The Council has approved the purchase of a static camera which
can be used to monitor vehicles using bus lanes as well as a mobile
CCTV camera which will be mounted on an existing Council vehicle.
This follows the success of the Council’s first CCTV vehicle which
has shown itself to be effective in tackling school time parking
and double yellow line abuse.
Bedford Borough Council takes its responsibility of protecting
all road users extremely seriously and these new measures will help
to enforce road and traffic regulations by catching more motorists
who flout the law and endanger the safety of others.
Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for the Environment
and Transport, said: “We introduced mobile CCTV coverage to Bedford
Borough following requests from parents, schools and the Police to
do more to stop unlawful parking across Bedford Borough, especially
“A mobile CCTV system allows us to effectively and efficiently
enforce parking regulations throughout the borough in order to
protect all road users. Introducing a second CCTV vehicle will
enable our enforcement officers to have a greater presence outside
schools during the peak morning and afternoon periods as well as
enforcing other parking regulations at bus stops, zig-zag zones,
areas with loading bans and verges to improve road safety for all
“The introduction of a single static camera to monitor bus lanes
will also protect road users and improve congestion by ensuring
only correct vehicles are able to use the bus lanes in and around
the town centre.”