Temporary Ingleby CCTV Monitors Traffic Flow
New temporary CCTV cameras are being used on Myton Way to track HGVs using the routes as a cut-through.
23:11 23 May 2022
New CCTV cameras were installed on Myton Way on Tuesday to track HGVs using the Barwick Way and Ingleby Way as a cut-through.
A sign explaining that the cameras are not being used to enforce traffic laws was also made available to motorists passing through.
The move follows an "origin and destination survey" showing that wagons flouting weight limits on the estate are illegally using the routes.
Cllr Ken Dixon confirmed engineers had put the CCTV up to look for HGVs after complaints from residents. He said: “You know they’re not coming on to load and unload because they’re going straight through within minutes.
“You know they’re not dropping off and committing an offence.” The west ward member also said they were looking to get a 7.5 tonne limit on either end of Barwick Way and Ingleby Way to boost enforcement.
Cllr Dixon said: “The cameras are solely to catch HGVs going through the estate, which we think is dangerous.” He added: “This is a measure to look at the extent of HGVs coming through so we can do something about it - there is no other hidden reason, it’s just to check.
“I’ve seen it myself and I’ve had a few complaints - particularly on Barwick Way.” Meanwhile, automatic number plate devices bought by Ingleby Barwick Town Council for Ingleby entrances and exits haven’t had their ANPR capabilities turned on yet.