Cars Warned to Keep Clear at Leicester Schools
Camera cars to be used in monitoring motorists stopping or parking on keep clear markings outside more than 20 schools in Leicester.
21:13 04 June 2019
A camera car with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) will be used in Leicester to capture and fine anyone stopping or parking on ‘keep clear’ markings in Leicester. Footage captured by the camera car will be used by the city council as evidence and in issuing a penalty charge notice to anyone putting children’s safety at risk.
Assistant city mayor for neighbourhoods Cllr Kirk Master said: “This is just one of a range of measures we’re taking to keep children safe on their way to and from school.
“We’ve been upgrading the signs and refreshing the road markings outside more than 20 city schools so that we can use the camera car to enforce the ‘no stopping’ restrictions that are not always respected by drivers.
“Motorists who stop on the zigzag lines, but drive off when they see one of our enforcement officers, won’t get away with that when the camera car is in use - now that ANPR evidence can be used to enforce the restrictions.
“This new TRO covers the first batch of primary and secondary schools in Leicester where this issue is a real problem, but we’ll be rolling out the programme to cover more city schools over the next 12 months.”