Hillingdon uses CCTV to enforce HGV weight restrictions

Published:  22 October, 2015

HGV weight restrictions in the London Borough of Hillingdon will be enforced using CCTV.

The unattended system is being delivered by Videalert as a fully managed service and will police HGVs exceeding 7.5 tonnes on designated roads.

The limits apply to the maximum permitted weight of vehicles so empty HGVs or those with part-loads are still subject to the prohibitions. Whitelists enable ‘except for access' clauses to permit HGV access to local shops, businesses, residential properties for deliveries and removals.

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) is used with video analytics to capture vehicles that disregard weight restrictions.

Contraventions are automatically captured and transferred to aa server from where evidence packs can be remotely reviewed and processed by staff using standard web browsers before confirmed offences are sent to the PCN back office system for processing.

‘The system provides councils with a cost effective and efficient way to make weight limit restrictions really work,' said Tim Daniels, Sales and Marketing Director of Videalert.

‘This fully managed service is highly flexible, allowing additional systems to be installed or existing ones removed to meet local needs without saddling councils with obsolete technology. It also enables councils (as and when legislated) to rapidly deploy enforcement of the full range of other moving traffic offences including banned turns, yellow box junctions, bus lanes and parking offences on keep clears outside schools.'

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