SEA, the UK’s traffic enforcement system specialist, alongside its partners Derby City Council, took home the Parking Technology Award for a technology solution in Derby to improve school safety.
The ROADflow Attended solution was developed in collaboration with Derby City Council, a longstanding partner of SEA, aimed at changing driver behaviour and prevent parking in School Keep Clear zones to improve safety outside schools. The industry-leading system is based on SEA’s ROADflow camera technologies to protect safe spaces outside of school gates.
The system includes a re-deployable camera unit providing a video stream to a user-friendly interface, which enables a user to view feeds from four separate cameras. When a parking contravention has been captured, an evidence pack is automatically created with the necessary metadata in order to process a Penalty Charge Notice.
As it requires just a single operator, ROADflow Attended is more operationally effective than the use of an enforcement vehicle and offers a greater deterrent than the traditional methods. The system had a positive impact on the environment around the school where the solution was installed, while improving the health and road safety of school children.
Stewart Rogers, Head of Transport Solutions at SEA said: “We’re very proud to win this award in recognition of our successful collaboration with Derby City Council. Our longstanding partnership is based on continual evolution of technology solutions that meet specific requirements.
“School parking has been an ongoing problem in Derby for many years, and the Council leant on SEA’s considerable expertise to create a bespoke solution that has the ability to be re-deployed in a variety of complex scenarios.
“Our solution has made the management of parking outside of schools in Derby easier and crucially will continue to keep children safe, while also offering environmental benefits to the local area and positively contributing to the health of those attending the schools.”
As part of the awards programme, SEA also nominated Mike James of Bristol City Council for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which he won. Mike has worked closely with SEA in his role as Enforcements and Operations Manager and previously played a fundamental role in a number of projects including the installation of Pay and Display machines and the introduction of Decriminalised Parking in Bristol.