Siemens has installed a new traffic enforcement system for Trading Standards in Oxfordshire to help protect one of the oldest river crossings on the River Thames at Newbridge.
The company says it’s the first time that Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are being used to enforce a road weight restriction in the county.
“Evidence downloaded from the cameras can be used to demonstrate that drivers have committed an offence, allowing the Trading Standards team to investigate with knowledge and a reliable witness of events, providing enforcement quality images of the vehicle in contravention during any time of the day or night, and in all weather conditions,” said Joe Moxham, UK Product Sales Manager at Siemens ITS.
“Robust, tried and tested, Siemens‘ growing Civil and Criminal Enforcement portfolio is supported by the company’s expert engineering teams to serve the requirements of the UK market and continuously adapt through product developments to meet the specific needs of local authorities,” the company says in a statement.
Councillor Judith Heathcoat, deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council said, “The County Council is committed to protecting this irreplaceable historic bridge and this technology allows us to do just that. We are responding to concerns from the local community and are alerting drivers of heavy vehicles so they can find other routes.”