The London Borough of Hillingdon has become the first council to enforce HGV weight restrictions using an unattended digital CCTV-based system.
Provided by Videalert, the system will enforce weight restriction contraventions which apply to HGVs exceeding 7.5 tonnes on designated roads.
The limits apply to the maximum permitted weight of vehicles so empty HGVs or those with part-loads are still subject to the prohibitions. Whitelists enable ‘except for access’ clauses to permit HGV access to local shops, businesses, residential properties for deliveries/removals, etc.
ANPR is used in conjunction with video analytics to capture vehicles that disregard the stated weight restrictions. Contraventions are automatically captured at the time they occur and transferred to the hosted server platform without using any council IT infrastructure or communications networks. Evidence packs are remotely reviewed and processed by the council’s enforcement contractor staff using standard web browsers before confirmed offences are sent to the PCN back office system for processing.