Has Harrowden Lane/A600 enforcement camera had any effect?

Boris A made this Freedom of Information request to Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

As part of improvements to the junction between Harrowden Lane and the A600 (close to the A600/A421 junction), what appears to be an enforcement camera was installed on a lamp post opposite the Harrowden Lane junction, presumably to monitor illegal right turns from the A600 onto Harrowden Lane.

My observations suggest that a relatively large number of drivers still appear to ignore the no right turn, despite reasonably clear signage and the presence of the enforcement camera.

I have two questions:

When did the camera become operational (to the nearest month)?

How many enforcement actions of any kind have been taken as a result of information from this camera, in each year since the camera went live (up to and including whatever figures are available for as late as practical in this year, 2018)?

Yours faithfully,

Boris A

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Boris A


Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.12848


I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning camera
installation. Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the
authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can
confirm that we do hold the information you requested which has been
answered below. 


This is a CCTV camera that does not enforce. It is positioned to monitor
movements at this junction, but it is currently not operational.


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