Welsh council clamp down on yellow-box law – Wheels Within Wales

Drivers who stop on a yellow box junction and obstruct traffic in Cardiff will be fined from Monday 12 October as part of the city’s Moving Traffic Offences Scheme.

The City of Cardiff Council has being issuing warning notices to drivers over the past week who have offended but fines will now be sent out for all offences captured from Monday.

The Council is the first local authority in the UK, outside London to enforce yellow box junctions using innovative technology, which allows offences to be issued retrospectively via CCTV. This new technology increases efficiency, as staff do not have to watch live footage to enforce the scheme.

This is the next phase of the Moving Traffic Offences Scheme. The Council is already fining drivers for illegal use of bus lanes.

The enforcement of yellow box junctions will take place in a number of phases, with cameras currently in place in Customhouse Street, Bute Terrace and Bute Street Junction. Other junctions are being monitored and more cameras will be placed in other areas of the city centre. The Moving Traffic Offences Scheme has been designed and put in place to change drivers’ behaviour and to crucially keep Cardiff moving.

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