Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are to be switched on by Wokingham Borough Council this week to improve road safety and reduce congestion
ANPR cameras are being installed in 11 locations in the borough and will enable the council to issue penalty charge notices (PCNs) to drivers that commit moving traffic offences such as making banned right turns, driving the wrong way on a one way street and ignoring weight restrictions.
The council was awarded the powers to enforce moving traffic offences, previously only enforceable by police, in July 2023 following on from its application to the Department for Transport at the beginning of the year.
Locations for enforcement have been prioritised based on those with the highest number of driver non-compliance. The 11 initial locations that have been identified and approved are:
- Broad Street, Wokingham at the junction with Rose Street: Banned right turn
- Barkham Road rail crossing Wokingham, at the junction with Oxford Road: Banned right turn
- Station Road, Wokingham at the junction with Station Approach: Banned right turn
- Wellington Road Wokingham, at the junction with Station Road: Ahead only
- Gipsy Lane, Wokingham: Weight restriction
- Murdoch Road, Wokingham, Width restriction Keep left
- Goatley Way, Wokingham: One-way street
- Milton Road, Wokingham: No Entry except buses
- Easthampstead Road, Wokingham: Yellow box junction
- Hyde End Lane, Spencers Wood at the junction with Fullbrook Avenue and Bolton Drive: Buses only
- Whitlock Avenue, Wokingham: Banned right turn
Find out more about the scheme on the Council’s website.