Government to ban use of CCTV 'spy cars' to catch illegal parking

Councils will no longer be able to use CCTV 'spy cars' to catch drivers who park illegally, the Government announced today.

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Parking guidance to be less 'heavy-handed'

Along with banning CCTV "spy cars" for parking enforcement, other proposals announced by the Government include:

  • Trialling a 25% discount for drivers who lose an appeal against a ticket at tribunal
  • Allowing local residents and firms to demand a review of parking in their area
  • Reforming parking guidance to make it less "heavy-handed" with motorists
  • Maintaining a freeze on parking penalty charges for the remainder of parliament

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