A junction in central Cardiff has today become the first outside London to feature camera enforcement of a banned turn.
Cardiff CC is the only non-London authority with powers to penalise drivers for Moving Traffic Offences (MTO). So far it has used the powers to operate cameras at bus lanes and at two yellow box junctions.
Today it has launched the 'second phase' of the MTO scheme which includes the city’s first camera to penalise drivers for making a prohibited turn, namely the right turn from North Road into College Road.
Ramesh Patel, cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability, said: 'Motorists that breach banned turns are putting other motorists at risk. It is dangerous and isn’t acceptable.'
Three more bus lanes are also being enforced under the second phase, and a new camera has been installed at a yellow box junction in the suburb of Adams down.
Preparations are also underway for three more banned turn cameras in the city centre and six further cameras for bus lane enforcement. These are due to be introduced in two to three weeks’ time.