The first Speed on Green camera goes live in Brighton and Hove
The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership has now launched a new type of enforcement camera to the roads of Sussex.
Sussex Safer Roads Partnership have successfully trialled a “speed on green” camera in the Brighton and Hove area of Sussex. The camera, which was funded by Brighton and Hove City Council has been introduced to reduce speeding offences being committed at locations controlled by traffic lights and that have red light cameras already fitted. At a number of junctions throughout Sussex some drivers are speeding up through these junctions to try to “beat” the red light. The new cameras will be equipped to detect and enforce this in the same way that a traditional speed camera works.
This portable, new technology has now been deployed from Monday the 7th January 2019 at one location in Hove where there is a history of collisions and speeding. The initial trial period showed over 175 potential offences detected with speeds as high as 50mph in a 30mph limit recorded.
Gill Mitchell Lead Councillor for Transport in Brighton & Hove said “ I have no doubt that these new speed on green cameras will be a great aid to road safety in Brighton & Hove and will greatly enhance road safety at a number of traffic light controlled junctions where serious injury crashes have occurred.”
There are three locations so far which are capable of using this technology. The ultimate aim will be to have all red light camera sites across Sussex capable of detecting speed on green offences.
The ultimate aim being to make the roads a safer place to be for all.