to keep the roads clear, will ease the burden on the police, transport
secretary Alistair Darling told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this
MPs will today be debating the Bill. It will give traffic wardens the power
to fine motorists for traffic offences, but Mr Darling denied that car
drivers would come under greater pressure with more penalties. 'The whole
thrust of this Bill isn't to raise money', he said.
'It relieves the police of duties like making sure box junctions are kept
clear or bus lanes are kept clear', he said. The Bill will also allow
councils to regulate the digging up of roads.