Information about moving traffic enforcement

Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act (2004), allows Local Authorities outside of London to enforce against specific moving traffic offences.  The Government are giving Councils the option to apply to enforce against ‘moving traffic offences’ using these powers for the first time. 

These rules can currently only be enforced by the police under criminal law. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced in 2020 that they would be fully implementing the remaining elements of the Traffic Management Act under Part 6, which would allow Highway Authorities to undertake enforcement.

Reading Borough Council have acquired these powers. These powers will enable the Council to expand the work it already does enforcing against unlawful and dangerous parking, and misuse of bus lanes. The Council’s Parking Services Team will carry out this enforcement work, as part of their current duties. 

Reading Borough Council is will use these new powers to improve safety and tackle congestion by enforcing moving traffic offences, such as:

  • driving through a ‘No Entry’ sign
  • turning left or right when instructed not to do so (making banned turns)
  • entering yellow box junctions when the exit is not clear
  • driving where and when motor vehicles are prohibited
  • driving on routes that are for buses and taxis only.

Full list of the signs for moving traffic offences that can be enforced in this way.

Last updated on 31/01/2023