We are applying for new powers to improve road safety – please take the survey
As part of our Business Plan commitment to improve road safety in the county, we are planning to apply to the Secretary of State for the power to enforce moving traffic offences.
Moving traffic offences, which are currently only enforceable by the police in Wiltshire, include driving offences such as going the wrong way down a one-way street; driving through a No Entry sign; ignoring a weight limit; or turning left or right where it is not permitted.
Local authorities are able to apply for new powers to enforce moving traffic offences and will be able to issue fines to drivers for these offences. In Wiltshire, we have identified an initial six sites that would benefit from enforcement, and we are asking for people’s views on whether these sites are suitable.
We’re also asking for people to identify sites around Wiltshire that currently have moving traffic restrictions in place and may be suitable for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology for enforcement in the future.
The first six sites included in this engagement survey are:
- Castle Street and Market Street in Trowbridge, no left-hand turn except for buses, taxis and cyclists
- Town Bridge in Bradford on Avon, 18-tonne weight limit
- Roundstone Street in Trowbridge, no entry except for buses, taxis and cyclists
- Hollows Close in Salisbury, prohibition of vehicles, Monday-Friday, 7.30am-9.30am and 2pm-6pm, except permit holders
- Market Street in Bradford on Avon, yellow box marking
- Saxon Road in Salisbury, prohibition of vehicles, Monday-Friday, except permit holders
Please share this survey with your communities.
The survey is open until 23:59 on Wednesday 28 June. To find out more and to take the survey, see: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-
To request a paper copy of the survey, people should call 01225 713497 or email highwaynetworkmanagement@