Sussex drivers who ‘speed on green’ could face fines

A new road safety initiative targets speeding and red light offenders in Sussex.

The message from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership is ‘if people speed through traffic lights they could now face a £100 fine’.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership is urging all drivers to slow down, don’t take the risk, and drive to arrive.

At the beginning of 2019, Sussex saw the first upgrade to its red light safety camera systems, which are located at well-used junctions in Brighton and Hove.

The new cameras enable the continued enforcement of red-light offences along with the new enforcement of speed limits, even where the lights are green.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership’s safety camera team, in conjunction with Brighton and Hove City Council, who purchased the technology, have deployed the camera at two locations in the city so far – the Old Shoreham Road junction with Nevill Road, and the Coldean Lane junction with Lewes Road.

The approaches to the junctions are marked with safety camera warning signage and the camera housings are visible from the roadside.

The ‘speed on green’ camera will provide greater influence over drivers at signal junctions where drivers either disregard the speed limit or try to beat the lights when they are transitioning to their red phases, according to Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.

The technology will be rolled out across the whole of Sussex where there are red-light cameras fitted.

More information on safety cameras can be found here.