TfL fine Utility companies
Transport for London has prosecuted BT and Cable & Wireless for various recent roadwork offences. These include working without a permit, breach of permitting conditions and failure to correctly notify TfL promptly of works taking place.
The proceedings took place at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on the 18th of January where BT pleaded guilty to six offences while Cable & Wireless pleaded guilty to two.
Court action taken in these two circumstances is the latest in a number of court cases where TfL has prosecuted utility companies for badly managed roadworks.
TfL managing director for surface transport Leon Daniels said: “Roadworks offences by any utility company cause significant disruption to all road users, as well as having a knock on effect to local businesses across London.
‘Those companies should be aware that we will continue to prosecute where infringements occur; and we will continue to work to further reduce roadworks disruption across London, helping to make journeys for pedestrians, cyclists and road users smoother for all.”