Proposals on the implementation of moving traffic enforcement powers across the city are to be considered by Hull City Council’s Cabinet later this month.
As part of a new move by the Government, all Local Highway Authorities in England can now apply for moving traffic enforcement powers.
If approved by cabinet, these powers will allow the council to enforce moving traffic offences, such as only entering a box junction when the exit is clear – powers which are currently only enforceable by the police.
Initially, the council plans to use the powers to enforce against illegal entry into the yellow boxes on the route into the interchange from Brook Street, over Ferensway, into Margret Moxon Way, (Hull Paragon interchange).
The results from the public consultation, which closed on Monday 11 September, confirmed support for the application, with 60 per cent of those who responded supporting the application for powers to enforce the box junction suggested.
Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Roads, and Highways said: “The implementation of these powers could help in many ways, such as tackling congestion and helping traffic flow, improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and shortening journey times for public transport.
“The results of the consultation clearly show that residents strongly support the council enforcing the yellow box at the junction of Ferensway and Brook Street, and on this basis, I fully support the decision to now apply for the relevant enforcement powers.”
If approved by cabinet, Hull City Council will submit an application to the Department of Transport (DfT) to request the powers.