ANPR and foreign-registered vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0916
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do Metropolitan Police ANPR operations target foreign-registered vehicles that have outstanding congestion charge or bus lane infringement fines?

Answer

Answer for ANPR and foreign-registered vehicles

Answer for ANPR and foreign-registered vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been informed that the MPS do not hold or use any data for congestion charge / bus lane offenders on ANPR. They do, however, regularly use databases on the ANPR that contain foreign vehicles sought for a wide variety of traffic related offences. The ANPR equipment can and will read ALL EU foreign plates.