East Midlands Airport introduces vehicle monitoring and enforcement scheme
East Midlands Airport will today, Thursday 19th January 2012, introduce a vehicle monitoring and enforcement scheme to maintain road safety across the airport site.
Recently, the airport has become aware of an increased number of vehicles stopping in potentially dangerous locations across the site and after much consideration and a vehicle monitoring trial; the airport has now decided to implement the scheme on a permanent basis.
The changes will protect the safety of our passengers, staff and other road users by discouraging vehicles from stopping or performing dangerous manoeuvres on roundabouts, at junctions and one way systems. Introducing traffic management measures will also help congestion and disruption to traffic.
Brad Miller, Managing Director, East Midlands Airport said: “Whilst the vast majority of people using our internal roads drive carefully and stop in dedicated areas, there are an increasing number of vehicles acting irresponsibly and it is our responsibility to address this matter.
“The vehicle monitoring and enforcement scheme, which uses a specialised vehicle to patrol our internal road network, has been introduced to maintain safety and deter drivers from stopping in unauthorised areas, causing congestion and disruption. “
Apcoa Services Group, who manage all on site car parks on behalf of East Midlands Airport, will be responsible for the vehicle monitoring and enforcement scheme and will use mobile CCTV cameras to monitor vehicles remotely. Signage has been installed across the airport site to advise vehicles that they are not permitted to stop in unauthorised areas, any vehicles committing offences on airport roads will be issued with a penalty notice.
The airport would like to remind passengers that there are safe, designated areas to drop off and pick up passengers on the airport site. Passengers wishing to drop off or pick up safely, can do so by parking for free for up to 60 minutes in the Shuttle Plus car park or by using the Rapid Drop Off zone, located close to the terminal.
Published on: 19/01/2012 10:09:41