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Roads and transport Moving Traffic Contraventions

In September and October of 2022, we consulted on the proposal that Local Authorities are able to apply for new powers to be able to enforce laws against Moving Traffic Contraventions. Previously these powers could only be enforced by the police.

Manchester City Council were granted these powers, and we are now starting a gradual roll out of enforcement through the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at various locations across the city.

We gained these powers so that we can target key areas in the city to:

  • Make roads safer for those walking and cycling
  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve journey times
  • Improve air quality, supporting our zero-carbon target
  • Increased safety and cleaner air around schools – camera enforced school streets schemes are proven to have a positive effect

To gain these powers we needed to carry out a consultation with residents and road users to seek their views. You can see this consultation and the results on the consultations page.

What are Moving Traffic Contraventions

The main contraventions we are targeting at this stage are:

Banned left or right turns – when a driver ignores signs informing them which direction they should take. Ignoring these can be dangerous and could result in an accident.

Banned left turn sign

Banned right turn sign

Yellow box junctions – crisscross lines painted at carriageways to help aid the flow of traffic and keep spaces free for emergency vehicles.

Enforcement Locations

The first location we will be enforcing MTC’s against will be Stockport Road junction with Dickenson Road and Stanley Grove, starting on 20 November.

To keep traffic flowing in this busy district centre location, two turns are banned, right turns from Stockport Road into Dickenson Road and right turns from Stockport Road into Stanley Grove. There is also a yellow box junction to prevent queuing traffic from blocking the junction. Blocking of the junction leads to severe queues and delays throughout Longsight District Centre affecting a key bus corridor. At this junction in the past 5 years there have been 4 collisions, resulting in persons being killed or seriously injured.

A further six locations will become enforceable over the next year, and you will be informed in advance of their star dates.

Consequences of ignoring the rules

If you contravene the rules at this junction, you may receive a fine also known as penalty charge notices.

A PCN charge is £70. However, if you pay within 21 days of the date of the notice, the charge will be reduced to £35.

If you don't pay within 28 days, it will go up to £105.

To pay an MTC fine, please visit our Tickets and Fines page.

To see how this junction works and to understand what we are enforcing against, watch this short video. - Moving Traffic Contraventions Stockport Road with Stanley Grove and Dickinson Road

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