Moving Traffic Enforcement

The consultation has now closed, thank you for your contributions.

Wirral Council are able to to apply for new powers to enforce moving traffic offences to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and road safety, and encourage sustainable travel – and we want to know what residents think.

Moving traffic enforcement is a way of managing moving traffic behaviours by enforcing fines and penalty charge notices for motorists that breach the restrictions that are in place. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for examples.

Currently, under criminal law, enforcement of Moving Traffic Offences can only be done by the Police, however, under the Traffic Management Act (2004), local authorities outside London can apply for the powers from the Department of Transport (DfT) so that they have the authority to do this directly.

Enforcement will help to:

  • reduce congestion on our network
  • improve pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • improve journey times for public transport
  • improve air quality and reduce transport related emissions that contribute to carbon net zero targets
  • improve road safety

We would like to listen to your feedback on this proposal so that your views can be taken into consideration when deciding whether to proceed with the enforcement at the suggested location of Green Lane and Greenleas Close in Wallasey.

You can tell us what you think by completing the survey on this page.

The consultation responses will then be be reviewed and a decision will be taken on whether to proceed. If approved, the council will make a formal application to the Department for Transport to seek the powers to enforce moving traffic offences, with the aim of implementation in Summer 2023.

If our application is successful, these powers would allow the council to strengthen the work it is currently doing to enforce against unlawful and dangerous driving behaviour. Wirral Council’s Parking Services Team would carry out this enforcement work, as part of their current duties.

The consultation has now closed, thank you for your contributions.

Wirral Council are able to to apply for new powers to enforce moving traffic offences to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and road safety, and encourage sustainable travel – and we want to know what residents think.

Moving traffic enforcement is a way of managing moving traffic behaviours by enforcing fines and penalty charge notices for motorists that breach the restrictions that are in place. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for examples.

Currently, under criminal law, enforcement of Moving Traffic Offences can only be done by the Police, however, under the Traffic Management Act (2004), local authorities outside London can apply for the powers from the Department of Transport (DfT) so that they have the authority to do this directly.

Enforcement will help to:

  • reduce congestion on our network
  • improve pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • improve journey times for public transport
  • improve air quality and reduce transport related emissions that contribute to carbon net zero targets
  • improve road safety

We would like to listen to your feedback on this proposal so that your views can be taken into consideration when deciding whether to proceed with the enforcement at the suggested location of Green Lane and Greenleas Close in Wallasey.

You can tell us what you think by completing the survey on this page.

The consultation responses will then be be reviewed and a decision will be taken on whether to proceed. If approved, the council will make a formal application to the Department for Transport to seek the powers to enforce moving traffic offences, with the aim of implementation in Summer 2023.

If our application is successful, these powers would allow the council to strengthen the work it is currently doing to enforce against unlawful and dangerous driving behaviour. Wirral Council’s Parking Services Team would carry out this enforcement work, as part of their current duties.

Page last updated: 26 Jan 2023, 09:29 AM