Average speed camera to be installed on Brighton seafront

A traffic camera measuring motorists' average speed is to be installed on Brighton seafront.

Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:30 am
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The average speed camera (ASC) will be installed at Marine Parade and will be one of the first two permanent ASCs in the country, with the other being in St Leonards.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) is overseeing the implementation of the camera.

On a recent week-long survey carried out in July this year, it was found that at the Brighton site, 8.9 per cent and 5.1 per cent of drivers (through each point of the site) were travelling above 36mph.

In Hastings, 2.0 per cent at the Marina and 6.8 per cent at Grosvenor Crescent were above 36mph. The aim of the ASCs are to improve compliance to the speed limits, and improve congestion, commuter times, and safety.

Installation for the Brighton site at Marine Parade will take place later this week, on Thursday and Friday (December 15 and 16), with the Hastings site between the Marina and Grosvenor Square being installed on December 19 and 20. Cameras at both sites are set to go live early next year, but there will be warnings in place advising motorists of any updates as the project progresses.

ASCs have previously been used on the A23 during the Handcross to Warninglid improvement works.

Edward Preece of the Safety Camera Team said: “These cameras were a key part of the safety initiative being applied whilst the construction was underway. This had the aim of reducing collisions, reducing injuries, and mitigating congestion issues related to a reduction in the speed limit through the road works. Journey times improved between Bolney and Pease Pottage, and we attained an improved speed limit compliance rate.”