Moving Traffic Offences Consultation

Closed 20 May 2022

Opened 8 Apr 2022

Results expected 20 Jun 2022

Feedback expected 20 Jun 2022


Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act (2004), allows Local Authorities outside of London to enforce against specific moving traffic offences.  The Government are giving Councils the option to apply to enforce against ‘moving traffic offences’ using these powers for the first time. 

These rules can currently only be enforced by the police under criminal law. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced in 2020 that they would be fully implementing the remaining elements of the Traffic Management Act under Part 6, which would allow Highway Authorities to undertake enforcement.

Reading Borough Council is planning to acquire these powers and wants to hear the views of local residents, businesses and interested parties.

These powers will enable the Council to expand the work it already does enforcing against unlawful and dangerous parking, and misuse of bus lanes. The Council’s Parking Services Team would carry out this enforcement work, as part of their current duties. 

Reading Borough Council is planning to use new powers to improve safety and tackle congestion by enforcing moving traffic offences, such as:

  • driving through a 'No Entry' sign
  • turning left or right when instructed not to do so (making banned turns)
  • entering yellow box junctions when the exit is not clear
  • driving where and when motor vehicles are prohibited
  • driving on routes that are for buses and taxis only.

A full list of the signs for moving traffic offences that can be enforced in this way can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page.

If we are granted these powers through application to the DfT, we will be able to use them across the borough. However, at first we are planning to use the powers at existing 'yellow box' junctions in the following locations:

1. Inner Distribution Road (IDR)/Mill Lane/London Street [map]
2. Oxford Road/Bedford Road [map]
3. Oxford Road/Grovelands Road [map]
4. Church Road/Church Street, Caversham [map]
5. The Oracle gyratory (x3) [map]
6. London Road/Eldon Road [map]
7. Queens Road (IDR)/Sidmouth Street [map]
8. Kings Road/Orts Rd/Eldon Rd. [map]
9. Cemetery Junction [map]
10. London Rd/Cholmeley Road [map]
11. London Rd/Kendrick Road [map]
12. A33 at Matalan [map]
13. Bath Road/Berkeley Ave [map]
14. Bath Rd Burghfield Rd [map]
15. Inner Distribution Road A33 junction towards The Oracle (Southampton St) slip Rd. [map]

Map showing yellow box junctions

Why your views matter

We are consulting residents, stakeholders and other interested groups on the proposals. We are particularly interested to hear whether you support or oppose the proposals or whether you have any alternative ideas and suggestions. 

This questionnaire will give you the opportunity to tell us your views on each of the sites being considered as well as your thoughts on the use of the powers overall. You can answer questions on all or as many of the sites as you like.

Comments should be received by 20th May 2022 and may be published.


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