CCTV spy cars to be banned as parking enforcement method

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The Government has announced that CCTV spy cars will be banned as a method of parking enforcement. The move comes after calls from FTA and motoring organisations for Government to recognise that CCTV is being used as an inappropriate and over-zealous method of enforcement. However, FTA did not support an outright ban as there are some locations where CCTV is the only effective method of enforcement, for example outside schools and in bus lanes, and the announcement confirms that CCTV enforcement will still continue in these locations. The ban will become law through the Deregulation Bill, following a three-month consultation.