Kirklees Council uses a CCTV safety and enforcement vehicle to carry out parking enforcement throughout the district, complimenting the existing civil
enforcement officers to help improve pedestrian and safety by ensuring parking restrictions are complied with.
Any parking in breach of a restriction can cause hazards and may impact on traffic flow, this mobile safety vehicle will assist with ensuring the safety
of pedestrians and vehicles and help the free-flow of traffic.
The car is used in circumstances where enforcement using officers on foot patrol is difficult, sensitive or impractical. For example on school 'keep
clear' areas where motorists, on seeing an Officer approaching, drive off only to return and commit the same breach later.
How you will know that CCTV enforcement is taking place
The CCTV enforcement vehicle is clearly marked, and will patrol Kirklees at any time.
How CCTV enforcement works
Parking contraventions may be detected and evidence is captured using the safety and enforcement system in two ways:
- Unattended mode - the camera operating automatically, evidence is captured as the vehicle is driven through enforcement areas;
- Attended mode - A Civil Enforcement Officer operates the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera in the vehicle, whilst the second
officer may be driving the vehicle or it might be stationary.
Cameras are positioned to detect and capture evidence of parking contraventions and are not used to invade the privacy of any persons in domestic,
business or other private premises, buildings or land.