Traffic enforcement

Traffic Management Act regulations give the power to authorities throughout England to issue Penalty Charge Notices for contraventions detected using a camera and associated recording equipment.

In Bromley, CCTV is used to enforce: school restrictions (zig zags) bus lane contraventions, and (as of 1 April 2021), moving traffic contraventions, such as:

  • banned right, left and U turns
  • no vehicle entry
  • yellow no stopping box junctions
  • vehicle type access restrictions

Approved device equipment certification

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) can be served through the post on the basis of a record produced by an approved device as set down in The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (Approved Devices) (England) Order 2007, and in accordance with the powers contained in Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004

We can confirm that the equipment used in Bromley satisfies the regulations, further details are available at GOV.UK.

Moving traffic contravention codes

Contravention code Description  Traffic sign or road marking
Code 31
Entering and stopping in a box junction when prohibited
No person shall cause a vehicle to enter the box junction so that the vehicle has to stop due to the presence of stationary vehicles.
This does not apply to any person that causes a vehicle to enter the box junction for the purpose of turning right and stops it within the box junction for so long as it is prevented from completing the right turn by oncoming vehicles or other vehicles which are stationary whilst waiting to complete a right turn
box junctrion
Code 32
Failing to drive in the direction shown by the arrow on a blue sign
Vehicular traffic must proceed in the direction indicated by the arrow
Road sign Arrow pointing left on a blue sign

 

 

Code 32
Failing to drive in the direction shown by the arrow on a blue sign
Vehicular traffic must turn ahead in the direction indicated by the arrow.
Road sign arrow pointing up and to left blue sign

 

 

Code 32
Failing to drive in the direction shown by the arrow on a blue sign
One way traffic
Road sign white arrow pointing up blue background

 

 

Code 33
Using a route restricted to certain vehicles
Route for use by buses and pedal cycles only
Road sign bike above bus blue background word only underneath

 

 

Code 33
Using a route restricted to certain vehicles
Route for use by tramcars only
Road sign tram on blue background word only underneath

 

 

Code 37
Failing to give way to oncoming vehicles
Priority must be given to vehicle from the opposite direction
Road sign red circle red up arrow black down arrow

 

 

Code 37
Failing to give way to oncoming vehicles
 
Priority must be given to vehicle from the opposite direction
Road sign white background words give way to oncoming vehicles

 

 

Code 38
Failing to comply with a sign indicating that vehicular traffic must pass to the specified side of the sign
Vehicular traffic passing the sign must keep to the left of the sign where the arrow is pointed downwards to the left, or to the right of the sign where the arrow is pointed downwards to the right
Road sign white direction arrow pointing diagonally down to the left on blue background

 

 

Code 50
Performing a prohibited turn
No right turn for vehicular traffic
Road sign right turn crossed through in red

 

 

Code 50
Performing a prohibited turn
No left turn for vehicular traffic
Road sign left hand turn crossed through in red

 

 

Code 50
Performing a prohibited turn
No U-turns vehicular traffic
Road sign u turn crossed through in red

 

 

Code 51
Failing to comply with a no entry sign

No entry for vehicular traffic
Road sign red circle with horizontal white bar

 

 

Code 52
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a prohibition on certain types of vehicles
All vehicles prohibited except non-mechanically propelled vehicles being pushed by pedestrians
Road sign red circle white middle

 

 

Code 52
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a prohibition on certain types of vehicles
Motor vehicles prohibited
Road sign red circle motorbike above car

 

 

Code 52
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a prohibition on certain types of vehicles
Motor vehicles except solo motorcycles prohibited
Road sign red circle car in middle

 

 

Code 52
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a prohibition on certain types of vehicles
Solo motorcycles prohibited
Road sign red circle motorbike in middle

 

 

Code 52
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a prohibition on certain types of vehicles

Goods vehicles exceeding the maximum gross weight indicated on the goods vehicle symbol prohibited
Road sign red circle lorry in middle 7 5T

 

 

Code 53
Failing to comply with a restriction on vehicles entering a pedestrian zone
Entry to pedestrian zone restricted
Road signs pedestrian zone restricted

 

 

Code 54
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a restriction on vehicles entering and waiting in a pedestrian zone
Entry to and waiting in a pedestrian zone restricted
Road signs entry to and waiting in a pedestrian zone resticted

 

 

Code 54
Failing to comply with a sign indicating a restriction on vehicles entering and waiting in a pedestrian zone (alternative signs)
Entry to and waiting in a pedestrian zone restricted  

 

How to pay your Penalty Charge Notice

How and where to pay a penalty charge notice (PCN)

Challenging a Penalty Charge Notice

How to make a challenge or representation against a PCN