Siemens seafront speed cameras achieve nearly 100% success
Almost 100% of drivers are complying with the speed limits in two areas where Poole-based Siemens installed a camera system last year.
The two SafeZone schemes, which monitor average speeds in Brighton and Hastings, have been credited with achieving “exceptional” compliance.
Mark Trimmer, operations manager for the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, said: “Not only are both schemes reporting very high levels of speed compliance and road safety but we have received no complaints from local residents.
“Using a collection of cameras along Brighton seafront on Marine Parade and a further set of average speed detection cameras on the A259 Grosvenor Crescent in Hastings, compliance levels have reached 98.8 per cent, which is exceptional.
“The schemes also use a combination of visible and invisible (infrared) lighting which is more sensitive to the effects on local residents and the environment. It’s the first time such schemes have been installed in the county.”
The Brighton route is one of the county’s most popular destinations.
The seafront at Hastings is susceptible to speeding and overtaking at all hours of the day, the roads partnerships says. It is a main thoroughfare to the other side of the county and has to contend with a large number of visitors.