From 31st October 2016, Southampton City Council’s new camera car enforcement vehicle will be in operation to tackle illegal parking on zig zags at Southampton schools. Warning letters will be issued during the first 4 weeks of the new scheme, but from 28th November 2016 fines of £70 will be issued to offenders.
The additional parking enforcement measure at school entrances is being introduced in response to complaints and concerns raised by parents and teachers whose children are being put at risk by irresponsible parking.
The special vehicle will be equipped with the latest CCTV technology and will have extensive CCTV signage on it making it clearly identifiable. During patrols, the car will be able to gather footage of cars parked in restricted areas which the council will then review, and decide if a penalty charge notice should be issued.
We very much hope that this new enforcement measure will support the great work that is being undertaken by schools across the city to encourage walking, scooting and cycling to school.