Consultation on Moving Traffic Enforcement

Closed 8 Sep 2023

Opened 21 Jul 2023


Last year the government announced that local authorities in England (outside of London) can apply to adopt moving traffic enforcement powers under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

City of Wolverhampton Council is planning to apply to the Secretary of State for these new powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions.

Encouraging driver compliance with moving traffic restrictions will have a positive impact on our communities enabling us to make our roads safer for all road users (including improving safety around schools), reduce congestion, improve air quality, improve journey times for public transport, and encourage active travel.


New Enforcement of Moving Traffic Contraventions (MTC)

Currently, restrictions (such as those shown in the attached document MTC Signs and Road Markings.pdf) can only be enforced by the Police with fixed penalty notices resulting in fines and/or endorsement points. 

We plan to use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to identify drivers that breach restrictions. Drivers who disobey these restrictions will receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). The cost is currently set at £70, or a discounted rate of £35 if paid within 21 days.

The first four locations where we would like to use these powers are:

  • Regis Road (The Kings C of E School, Tettenhall Wood School) – School Keep Clear
  • Cannock Road (St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy) – School Keep Clear
  • Hollington Road / Thornton Road (East Park Primary Academy) – School Keep Clear 
  • Woodfield Avenue (Woodfield Primary School) – School Keep Clear

Further information regarding Moving Traffic Enforcement can be found at:

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