Penham Excel director Alan Wood is leading an initiative with the British Parking Association (BPA) in running a survey on behalf of the National Roads Policing Operations, Intelligence and Investigation Forum, part of the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) Roads Policing portfolio, to better understand how the parking sector uses or engages with ANPR and CCTV cameras for the purposes of parking or traffic management and enforcement.
In February 2021 a successful application was made to the Road Safety Trust (RST) to part-fund an ANPR Project based in Gloucestershire. Through pilots and research findings, the project aims to more effectively reduce risk and harm linked to road use by improving ANPR capability and increasing the value that camera technology delivers.
Alan, who has been lauded within the industry for the results he has delivered following comprehensive research and reviews, introducing innovative initiatives and running pilot programmes to help communities rid themselves of nuisance motorists and help local authorities track down persistent evaders of penalty fines, sees this survey as being a ground-breaking piece of work in the ongoing battle.
“We are pleased to be working in partnership with the BPA and the Police to encourage Local Authorities, fellow Enforcement Agents and others who use and operate enforcement cameras to take part in this survey and hope the results will provide us with information to aid our fight against nuisance motorists throughout England and Wales. We value everyone’s opinion on how we can improve the effectiveness of ANPR capability,” said Alan.
Penham Excel over the last 4 years have scooped prizes in a range of categories at the annual British Parking Awards, most recently receiving the ‘2021 Special Jury Award’ for their ‘exceptional entry’ to Nuisance and Unlawful Vehicle Research.
The survey which should take 10-15 minutes to complete is being run through Survey Monkey and can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JPJPMC8?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0