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UK Parking Control (UKPC) met with the BVRLA last week to discuss a change in approach to enforcement of Parking Charge Notices for parking on private land.
Following on from the success of the Tyne Tunnels query process for BVRLA members, there is now a new process for when a customer needs to appeal against the issuance of an Unpaid Toll Charge (UTCR) which the BVRLA member has paid.
This course is suitable for all roles and all levels of experience of dealing with road traffic offences/penalty charge notices, whether you have no experience or this forms part of your day to day role. This instructor-led online course has been designed to teach and support members in dealing with road traffic offences/penalty charge notices, appealing against decisions by enforcement authorities, making statutory declarations and helping members support their staff on the subject.
Transport for London (TfL) has been given expanded enforcement powers and has begun fining motor vehicles caught driving in mandatory cycle lanes and cycle tracks.
The Department for Transport has published its statutory guidance for local authorities outside of London on civil enforcement of bus lane and moving traffic contraventions. Following the BVRLA’s intervention, it includes clarity on how councils should handle representations from vehicle rental and leasing companies.
Last week the BVRLA’s Director of Fleet Services, Amanda Brandon, was a panellist on a webinar that discussed the new parking enforcement powers which will shortly be introduced. Hosted by the British Parking Association, the webinar was attended by 100 representatives from councils outside London.
Following concerns raised by members trying to get responses from call centre staff at the operators of the Tyne Tunnels, the BVRLA hosted a meeting with operational colleagues at TT2 to put some new processes in place.
Following the change in process at the beginning of the year by the operators of the Tyne Tunnels, the BVRLA has been inundated with queries from members who are struggling to pay the PCN or appeal on behalf of customers.
Following changes to the Congestion Charge that took place in December, the second phase came into effect on Monday 21 February 2022, updating the operating hours of the Charge.
A new Private Parking Code of Practice will compel all private parking firms to have a process for rental and leasing companies to transfer liability to a customer who has hired a vehicle on which a notice of parking charge has been served.
The increasing appeal of electric vehicles is helping the leasing sector to return to growth following the initial impact of the pandemic, according to the latest figures from the BVRLA.
In August and September 2021, Transport for London (TfL) held public consultations on a proposal to increase the fine level for drivers who fail to follow the rules on TfL managed roads. On review of the public consultation, the Mayor of London has approved the fine level increase which will be implemented from 17 January.