FOI request detail

Camera risk assessment

Request ID: FOI-1717-1819
Date published: 08 October 2018

You asked

I am complaining regards a red route PCN. This is also a FOI request for camera activity linked to camera covering High St SM3. I want the risk assessment linked to road safety for this camera along with what occurs with the funding from fines. This camera is only a money making activity. I stopped for 2 minutes to let someone get out as unsafe elsewhere. No signs to say CCTV in action. Unfair blatant money making. Also no ability to record complaint for such activity.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1717-1819

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 22 September 2018 asking for information about the camera overlooking High Street, Sutton SM3 8RW.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you require.

These restrictions and the associated enforcement camera were implemented years ago and we do not hold a risk assessment for the camera.

TfL reinvests all its income to run and improve services in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. Information about how we reinvest revenue from parking enforcement is published annually on our website:

We have a number of CCTV signs located across the red route network warning drivers that camera enforcement is in operation. There is no legal requirement within either the DPA or enforcement legislation to place camera warning signs at every location where we may issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). The current requirement is that, where these signs are used, they must be of the correct size and type prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2002, as amended 2011.

We issue PCNs when we have reason to believe a contravention occurred. Should a driver believe the PCN was issued incorrectly, they can challenge the PCN; all PCNs are subject to a statutory representations and appeals process and each challenge is considered on a case-by-case basis, including any mitigating circumstances. This is detailed with the PCN and on our website here:

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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