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Farnham starts six-week public consultation for traffic enforcement cameras

In late 2022, Surrey County Council started a scheme called HGV Watch to help improve compliance with HGV weight restrictions around the county.

The scheme’s volunteers monitor HGV traffic in areas where restrictions are in place and upload photographs of vehicles considered to be in contravention of the restriction to the SCC website.  

An ‘HGV Watch Co-ordinator’ then reviews the information and, depending on whether it’s the first, second or third offence, takes the appropriate agreed action.* 

Farnham HGV Watch was set up in late 2022 and the group has been making regular surveys since January 2023 on Upper Hale Road, Odiham Road, Folly Hill and Castle Street.  

The group has collated over nine months of data on HGVs monitored in the areas listed and although the group carried out regular observations and enforcement letters were sent, the number of HGVs contravening the restriction did not reduce, although there were very few repeat offenders. 

Farnham will be the first HGV Watch site to adopt CCTV enforcement and, as of 6 November, has started a six-week public consultation for traffic enforcement cameras. 

The survey will close on 15 December 2023 when results will be analysed.  

The consultation will be communicated via the group’s social media channels – @HighwaysSurrey (Twitter) / surrey_highways (Instagram) / www.facebook.com/Surreyhighway (Facebook) 

Please do take a moment to view the consultation page and Surrey Says survey


*For the first potential offence, a letter is sent to the vehicle's owner advising that a possible offence has occurred. For the second offence, a warning letter is sent to the owner advising that further offences could lead to a police investigation. And for a third offence, Surrey Police are then involved and information about previous observations is passed to them for further targeted action. A letter is sent to the HGV owner/operator advising them of this, which may result in prosecution. 

Published On: 09/11/2023 13:00:00


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