Parking, roads and travel

Moving traffic offences

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras have been installed at a number of locations in Liverpool as part of new enforcement powers to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and road safety, and encourage sustainable travel.

The new powers, as set out in Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act (2004), allow local authorities to penalise poor driving habits which previously could only be enforced by the police.

Examples of moving traffic offences 

Moving traffic offences include:

  • making banned turns
  • driving through a ‘No Entry’ sign
  • driving in a route for buses and taxis only
  • driving through a school street, pedestrian and cycle zone
  • entering a yellow box junction when the exit is not clear

Will I be fined?

In the six months following each camera being activated, first-time offenders will be sent a warning letter but if they carry on ignoring driving restrictions they may be issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN) for £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 21 days of issue.

Where are the city centre cameras?

  • Lime Street from London Road: no motor vehicles, except for buses, taxis and access 24hrs/7days a week
  • Ranelagh Street at Brownlow Hill: no U turn on Ranelagh Place 24hrs/7days a week
  • Whitechapel Cross Crosshall Street: yellow box junction, 24hrs/7days a week
  • New Quay/Chapel Street: yellow box junction, 24hrs/7days a week
  • St Annes Street outside the Fire Station: yellow box junction, 24hrs/7days a week
  • Georges Dock Gate/ St Nicholas Place: yellow box junction, 24hrs/7days a week

Cameras will also be in place at Lime Street between Skelhorne Street and St George’s Place to enforce the bus-only route in the New Year.

School street cameras

Two school streets for Greenbank Primary School and Much Woolton Primary School are now operational: 

  • Arlington Avenue from Greenbank Road and Arlington Avenue from Nicander Road
  • Watergate Lane from Woodrock Road and Watergate Way from Priorsfield Road