Request ID: FOI-0297-2122 Date published: 28 May 2021
How many PCN,s have been issued to unauthorised vehicles parked on the E-Taxi charger bay on Gt Dover street SE1 between 3/3/2021 and 2/3/2021 please?
which traffic offence code is used for these PCN,s please?
How many warning letters have been sent by TFL to unauthorised Private hire drivers using the E-Taxi charger bay on Gt Dover st SE1 between 3/32021 and 2/3/2021 please?
TfL Ref 0297-2021/22
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 May2021 asking for information about the e-Taxi charger bay on Gt Dover Street. Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked: How many PCN,s have been issued to unauthorised vehicles parked on the E-Taxi charger bay on Gt Dover street SE1 between 3/3/2021 and 2/3/2021 please? Which traffic offence code is used for these PCNs please? How many warning letters have been sent by TFL to unauthorised Private hire drivers using the E-Taxi charger bay on Gt Dover st SE1 between 3/32021 and 2/3/2021 please?
Between Tuesday 02/03/2021 and Wednesday 03/03/2021 (i.e. both days) there were no PCNs or warning letters issued in relation to this e-Taxi bay.
Taxi-dedicated rapid charge points (RCPs) are enforced on-street by Police Community Support Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, which is jointly funded by TfL, and TfL’s Operational Officersthey do this as part of their regular deployments enforcing Red Route parking contraventions on the TLRN, and we are increasing visits by Officers to charging bays.
We regularly issue communications to licensees reminding them that the taxi-dedicated RCPs are for Zero Emission Capable (ZEC) taxis only and anyone found using the bay illegally could be subject to a penalty charge notice.
We have previously explored the feasibility of utilising existing CCTV infrastructure to support enforcement of taxi dedicated RCPs. The exploratory work found that none of the taxi dedicated RCPs were located within line of sight of a CCTV camera. We are updating this work to determine whether any new taxi dedicated RCPs, particularly anywhere there are reports of illegal use, are feasible for CCTV enforcement. We are also in discussion with RCP operators to determine what more can be done to ensure taxi-dedicated RCPs can only be used by ZEC taxis.
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