PARKING CONTROL: FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE. PROCEEDINGS OF TRL PARKING SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, 23-24TH MARCH 1995. DECRIMINALISED PARKING ENFORCEMENT OUTSIDE LONDON - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

This paper discusses some key issues associated with the Department of Transport (DTp) document "Guidance on Decriminalised Parking Enforcement outside London", due to be published in March 1995. Copies of this document are being sent, with summaries, to all local authorities and police forces. The issues are: (1) objectives and the enforcement package; (2) financial implications; (3) managing preparations and carrying out enforcement; (4) consulting the police and other local authorities, and informing the public; and (5) adjudication arrangements. The paper presents the chief considerations arising for each of these issues. Some of the issues are difficult to handle, and local authorities will have to do much work before applying to introduce decriminalised enforcement. Authorities will need clearly defined parking policies and objectives, but they have been given much freedom to choose the type of enforcement package that suits their individual circumstances. The main advantages for local authorities are that: (1) parking enforcement should become more effective, leading to other benefits; (2) parking provision should become more responsive to local needs; and (3) revenue from fines can fund enforcement activities. For the covering abstract see IRRD 871940.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

    Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Authors:
    • DAWSON, A M
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00711242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM