Traffic counts

We carry out traffic counts on certain roads and maintain records from sites throughout Derbyshire.


Cameras - fair processing notice

Images of vehicles and people are monitored and may be recorded by our cameras, as people travel on the roads within the county. The information is used to provide information in support of traffic management, road safety, congestion monitoring, research activities and to support the provision of travel information.

Access to data collected will be restricted to staff and held securely.

Cameras - usage

We operate camera systems for short duration traffic surveys, on the county road network that utilise video cameras, closed circuit television (CCTV) and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technologies.

We are interested in understanding the flow and composition of traffic and for this purpose do not need to be able to identify individuals. The systems do not routinely capture information that would enable identification of individuals. The limited circumstances in which we may be able to identify an individual is when CCTV or video cameras zoom in to specific locations of interest, for example pedestrian crossings, meaning that in some instances we will capture personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998. Any personal data collected will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All data collected using the cameras will be stored according to our retention policy.

Video and CCTV cameras

Our video and CCTV cameras are used to collect data to understand and research traffic flow and behaviour in order to assist in the decision making process and ultimately to ensure public funded investment is made most effectively.

The cameras are deployed as required for specific purposes and at specific locations for short durations, normally no longer than 12 hours at a time.

All our cameras will be identified as being our property.

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras

We only deploy ANPR cameras for short duration surveys to understand traffic flow and to provide information relating to vehicle journey times at selected locations. We don't deploy permanent ANPR cameras. The information collected by the ANPR is encrypted to prevent the identification of individual vehicles. Number plate details are not stored.

For more information Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 or email: contact.centre@derbyshire.gov.uk