musa haef toaX1dyZjcA unsplash 300x200 - Our Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system explainedAn Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system operates on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus as a measure to significantly reduce the use of campus roads as a through road for people not working on or visiting organisations on the Campus. 

This system is a requirement of the development of the Campus over recent years to support the enforcement of driving restrictions on roads named in the local Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). It is intended to reduce traffic across the site and on the roads which connect the site to our local communities. The ANPR system has been live since it was reintroduced in Spring 2017.

Cameras are placed at every entrance/exit and the fully automated ANPR system is triggered when a driver uses the Campus as a shortcut or through road, using an algorithm which is not made public to avoid gaming of the system. This alerts the police, who will then prosecute the driver. Note that tickets are also issued for speeding.

644 prosecutions were issued in the year leading up to August 2023, which is the latest available data. This can be found on the Cambridge Constabulary’s website. 

CBC Ltd please ask that drivers use the roads in to, out of and across the Campus for access to the buidings and car parks on site only, and not as a shortcut or through road.

If you have any questions about our ANPR system, email or read our December 2023 update paper on this subject.


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