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Petards cameras help Kirklees Council's parking van nears ticket target more than seven months ahead of schedule

KIRKLEES Council's parking camera van, which utilises Petards Hawk Plus ANPR cameras has proved more than twice as successful as planned.

Officials had hoped the vehicle, launched in May, would snap 1,500 inconsiderate parkers in its first year, bringing in more than £100,000 in fines.

But yesterday the council revealed that the van had almost reached the target after just four-and-a-half months on the road.

The van has snapped 1,435 parking offences since it hit the streets on May 16.

Kirklees has taken in £30,000 in fines so far with much more to come as penalty charge payments go through the system.

Motorists tend to be unaware they have been caught parking illegally until the £70 fine lands on their doormats.

The van was launched in May to target motorists who park on zigzag lines outside schools or in loading bays, bus stops or double yellow lines.

Petards Hawk Plus 2i camera, fitted to the roof of the van produces high-quality images overlay images and Automatic Number Plate Recognition hits, which police use to spot cars which are uninsured.

Residents, police officers, schools and councilors have all requested the vehicle visit certain streets.

The van is focused on problem areas, including around schools where parents parking on zigzag lines causes difficulties for children.

The five most frequently visited schools so far are: Colne Valley High in Linthwaite; All Saints Catholic College in Bradley; St Patrick's Catholic Primary in Birkby; Crosland Moor Juniors and Boothroyd Juniors in Dewsbury.

A council spokesman said: "The CCTV vehicle is doing an effective job across the district and has been well-received generally."

Schools, bus operators and local people have welcomed the initiative.

The vehicle was introduced in May to increase the safety of pupils and parents around schools as well as local residents, pedestrians and other road-users all across Kirklees.

"Schools all over the country suffer problems with irresponsible parking by parents, and the situation is reflected here in Kirklees where a minority of drivers potentially risk serious injury - or worse - to children".

http://www.anprcameras.co.uk/news/20111012_kirklees_council.aspx

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Re: Kirklees have ticket targets for their cctv cars (according to Petards)
« Reply #1 on: 26 January, 2014, 04:59:16 PM »
They don't say how many children's lives it saved.

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Re: Kirklees have ticket targets for their cctv cars (according to Petards)
« Reply #2 on: 26 January, 2014, 06:00:27 PM »
They don't say how many children's lives it saved.
You're assuming they care.
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Re: Kirklees have ticket targets for their cctv cars (according to Petards)
« Reply #3 on: 26 January, 2014, 06:21:49 PM »
Officials had hoped the vehicle, launched in May, would snap 1,500 inconsiderate parkers in its first year...

I would have thought that the council would have "hoped" that the visible presence of the $car would have dissuaded inconsiderate parkers from endangering schoolchildren, and that consequently not one single ticket would need to be issued, and thousands of schoolchildren's lives would have been saved.

To actually hope to see schoolchildren's lives being endangered by capturing inconsiderate parkers on film is as abhorrent as it is obscene, and yet Petard's are crowing about this on their website as if they have achieved some kind of victory.

Disgraceful! :bashy: :bashy: :bashy: :bashy:

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Re: Kirklees have ticket targets for their cctv cars (according to Petards)
« Reply #4 on: 26 January, 2014, 07:57:39 PM »
……………..Petard's are crowing about this on their website as if they have achieved some kind of victory.


They have. They've nearly smashed their target figure, earned shitloads of revenue and justified their existence to their greedy bastard paymaster council weasels who are rubbing their greasy weasel claws together. All this from parasites who didn't even get a good enough education to know how to spell Retards correctly. C :o nts.

Appealing to the council is like playing chess with a pigeon. You might be a chess grand master but the pigeon will always knock all the pieces over, shit on the board and then strut around triumphantly.

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Re: Kirklees have ticket targets for their cctv cars (according to Petards)
« Reply #5 on: 30 January, 2014, 02:42:51 PM »
At least if a child is run over (Cos the scars sure as hell won't be preventing it) they will have a nice picture of it. However since they haven't got any of said piccys i  am guessing the cars were not really and truly brought in for kiddies safety, I could be wrong i know ...but

 


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