Moving Traffic Offences consultation

Closed 4 Apr 2022

Opened 21 Feb 2022

Feedback updated 1 Aug 2022

We asked

The Department of Transport invited local authorities to apply to enforce moving traffic offences. This would help:

  • improve road safety
  • reduce congestion
  • promote active traffic and clean air policies

We consulted on whether we should take on the enforcement powers. We also asked for views on the proposed locations for enforcement. The consultation ran from 21 February to 4 April 2022.

You said

We received 477 responses to the consultation.

63% of respondents supported moving traffic enforcement in Buckinghamshire.

The top five reasons for support were:

  • Allows the police to focus on more serious crime
  • Improves road safety
  • Better flow of traffic
  • Greater enforcement deters abuse
  • Too many inconsiderate drivers 

A large number of respondents also supported the initial locations for enforcement.

For more information about the consultation responses, please see the Consultation Overview (PDF 0.51MB).

We did

At its meeting on 10 May 2022, Buckinghamshire Council approved that an application be submitted to the Department for Transport to enforce moving traffic offences.

The consultation provided the opportunity to flag up any key concerns:

  • six sites have been flagged for review
  • other locations have been highlighted as problem areas (either on the grounds of safety, congestion or obstruction). These are being monitored for future consideration

The application to the Department for Transport was successful. We have been granted enforcement powers and implementation will start at the end of 2022.

All new locations will be agreed in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport before commencing a minimum six week public consultation.


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We want to hear your views on new powers to enforce moving traffic offences in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire Council wants to be one of the first English local authorities outside London with powers to enforce moving traffic offences. The benefits of these powers include:

  • improve pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • reduce congestion
  • improve journey times for public transport
  • improve safety around schools

These powers can currently only be used by the police but may not be their top priority.

The Department for Transport (DfT) plans to change legislation to enable councils to enforce moving traffic contraventions. This would be done using ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras.

Offences that will be covered are varied and will include:

  • ignoring no entry or no turning signs,
  • entering yellow box junctions with no clear exit,
  • stopping on school keep clears,
  • driving where and when motor vehicles are prohibited,
  • driving the wrong way up one-way streets or driving on routes for buses and taxis only. 

The new enforcement powers would apply across Buckinghamshire and add to the powers the council already has to address dangerous or illegal parking.

Examining road safety reports and historical data, the council, in collaboration with Thames Valley Police, has created a list of locations that have been identified as areas where these new powers would be useful.

The list of locations is provided below and we would welcome your views before 4 April 2022. Please take a few minutes to read through the information below and respond.

Proposed locations

  1. Amersham - Gore Hill - No right turn out of Fieldway on to Gore Hill 
  2. Amersham - Whielden Lane A404 - No right turn into Whielden Street 
  3. Amersham - Amersham Road (A413) junction with Pipers Wood - No U-turn 
  4. Aylesbury - Mandeville Road - No right turn into private road (back of Asda near hospital)
  5. Buckingham - High Street at the junction with Moreton Road A413 (running parallel to A422) - No entry
  6. Buckingham - Well Street - Environmental weight restriction - Prohibition of goods vehicles exceeding 7.5 T
  7. Chalfont St Peter - Oval Way outside Thorpe House School - School keep clear
  8. Chesham - High Street - Pedestrian zone - prohibition of motor vehicles except loading for commercial vehicles
  9. Gerrards Cross - Packhorse Road junction with Station Road - Entering yellow box junction with no clear exit 
  10. High Wycombe - Corporation Street - Prohibition of vehicles except buses and taxis (Hackney carriages only) 
  11. High Wycombe - Hamilton Road outside The Royal Grammar School - School keep clear 
  12. High Wycombe - Marlow Hill junction with School Close - Entering yellow box junction with no clear exit
  13. High Wycombe - Castle Street - No entry except for buses
  14. Wexham - Uxbridge Road at the junction with Black Park Road - No U-turn

How to have your say

You can tell us your views in one of the following ways:

  • Complete the online survey using the link at the end of the page
  • Email us at
  • Write to us at Moving Traffic Offences Consultation, Parking Services, Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF.

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at

Please tell us your views by midnight on Monday 4 April 2022.

What happens next

Responses to this consultation will be considered by Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting on 10 May 2022.

If Cabinet gives the go-ahead, we plan to apply for these enforcement powers to the Department for Transport (DfT) later in May 2022.

If awarded the powers, we expect to be able to introduce them later in 2022. 


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