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Videalert’s CCTV cameras are being used by Blackburn with Darwin Council in north west England to tackle dangerous parking at a nearby red route.
The cameras are located on the A678 at Copy Nook on the Furthergate Link Road, a route which was widened under the Pennine Reach Scheme to help improve the flow of bus traffic between Hyndburn, Blackburn and Darwen.
Videalert says its low-cost Digital Video Platform will deliver this enforcement via a single lamp post-mounted processor which is equipped with a single 4G SIM to support up to four cameras simultaneously.
Stuart Scott, highways and network manager at Blackburn with Darwen Council, says: “We hope that the new cameras will reduce the number of highly dangerous offences such as driving in the wrong direction and parallel parking on the dual carriageway.”
The council is now in the process of identifying other locations, including local schools and hospitals, where the cameras could be used to enforce traffic contraventions.
In October, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in north east England started using Videalert’s mobile enforcement vehicle to combat illegal parking near schools.