The Traffic Management Act 2004 provides local authorities with the powers to undertake enforcement through the use of CCTV cameras
where enforcement is difficult or sensitive and on foot civil enforcement is not practical. The primary objective of any camera enforcement system is to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the road network by deterring motorists from contravening road traffic restrictions and detecting those that do.
An essential and integral part of any CCTV system is a Code of Practice which sets out the objectives of the system and the rules by which it will be operated. This Code of Practice ensures that issues such as privacy, integrity and fairness are properly dealt with. It sets a minimum standard which must be adhered to by Rochdale Borough Council for enforcing traffic regulations using CCTV cameras to ensure public confidence in the scheme.