Views wanted on plans to enforce moving traffic offences in Gravesend and Dover

Road signs

Kent County Council (KCC) wants to hear your views on sites where we are proposing to use new powers to enforce moving traffic offences.

Previously, offences such as driving through ‘no entry’ signs, banned turns, entering yellow box junctions when the exit is not clear, and driving vehicles on routes marked for buses and taxis only, could only be enforced by the police.

But under new powers given to local authorities across the UK by the Government, KCC is consulting on two new sites, which could be enforced in the future.

The sites where views are being sought are:

  • A bus gate with an existing blue bus gate sign showing only local buses and cycles are allowed through the bus gate, in Clive Road, Gravesend.
  • Five new bus gates showing ‘no entry’ signs with exceptions for local buses (and cycles where applicable) on the Dover Fastrack routes in Whitfield, Dover.
Head and shoulders image of Neil Baker, KCC's Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Now is your chance to have your say on the areas where we are suggesting action is required.

Neil Baker Kent County Council's Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Neil Baker said: “Moving traffic enforcement can only be applied where action is needed to improve road safety, make public transport more attractive and tackle congestion.

“Last year we consulted on the first batch of locations, which we are now working towards implementing, using specialist technology to ensure the travelling public comply with lines and signs.

“Now is your chance to have your say on the areas where we are suggesting action is required.”

The consultations opened today 30th January and will close on 12th March. You can review the documents and take part by visiting

If you have any questions about this consultation or require a hard copy of the questionnaire, please contact us at Please use the reference ‘Traffic Management Act’.

For any alternative formats, email or call 03000 42 15 53 (text relay service number 18001 03000 42 15 53).  This number goes to an answer machine, which is monitored during office hours.