According to a recent document drawn up by MOPAC, the level of ANPR ‘reads’ (the taking of a picture) in London is set to rise from 12m to 21m per day over the next three years “chiefly due” to the expanded ULEZ and TfL’s need to install a further 67 cameras to enforce it.
The zone, which will see owners of polluting vehicles entering central London pay a daily fee, was first developed by former mayor Boris Johnson and was originally due to launch in September 2020.
Crossrail is to miss miss its original December opening date, with services now not expected to start until autumn 2019. A spokesperson for the project said the delay was necessary “to ensure a safe and reliable railway for customers from day one.”
Callers would receive a text message containing a link which they can click to approve the use of their phone’s camera. All video footage would be automatically discarded after 30 days unless needed for evidence.
A number of UK forces already use the guards when when a detainee attempts to bite or spit on officers, behaviour which carries significant risk of officers becoming infected with hepatitis or TB.