Redcar and Cleveland CCTV Car
Redcar and Cleveland Council to use CCTV-equipped vehicle to clamp down on illegal and often unsafe parking throughout the borough.
20:32 16 July 2018
Redcar and Cleveland Council has approved plans to use a CCTV-equipped special parking enforcement car that will watch how you park. The move comes after three separate reports of children being involved in road traffic accidents within school zones in 2018.
The council said: “Illegal parking outside of schools has been a growing concern, with many parents and carers routinely ignoring road markings and warning signs as they drop off and collect children during the school run.”
“The new CCTV car will patrol the borough’s schools to record evidence of unsafe and illegal parking, with fixed penalty notices of £70 automatically being issued when rules are contravened.”
Councillor Bob Norton, Redcar and Cleveland Council’s cabinet member for economic growth and highways, said: “We know that measures to tackle parking are often controversial and seen by some as a ‘cash grab’ but that is simply not the case. This is all about safety.
“Three accidents involving school children in one year is three too many. We won’t allow this continuing risk to the safety of children in our schools.
“The message is clear. Don’t want to get fined? Then don’t put people at risk when you park.”