A282: Road Traffic Offences

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many penalty notices issued as a result of images taken by the camera at the A282 Trunk Road Dartford Crossing Southbound were (a) challenged and (b) found to have been incorrectly issued.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Highways England does not hold data on the number of penalty notices issued for travelling specifically Southbound on the Dartford Crossing.

All Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) are believed to be correct when issued in good faith by Highways England, but under the terms of the Dart Charge scheme PCNs may be contested under the representation and independent appeals procedure for a number of reasons - including circumstances where the charging authority followed all procedures correctly. Since the start of the scheme in November 2014, up to the end of December 2018, a total of 11,057,905 PCNs have been issued. Of these less than 1% (approximately 92,000) of the total are deemed by Highways England to have been issued incorrectly. This can be for a range of reasons but mainly includes the misreading of vehicle registrations and road user charge payments not being allocated as the payee intended.

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