Report: Councils in the Driving Seat? Local authorities and traffic enforcement

LGiU and SEA have worked together on this state-of-the-nation look at local authorities and traffic enforcement. Our research shows that councils take their responsibility to deliver appropriate, local strategies which protect the law-abiding majority seriously. Councils have come in for criticism that their strategies are cynical and revenue-raising, but our research in fact finds that over 80% of councils reported either breaking even or losing money on enforcement. Moreover, the research finds that the negative rhetoric from DCLG is impeding local authorities’ ability to deliver on their statutory duties around traffic enforcement.

1 Feb 2013
Jonathan Carr-West and Josephine Suherman
Full report (PDF, 755.06 KB)