Dorset, England, GBR Gets Red Light Cameras

Dorset, UK red light cameras

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds is being spent by police to upgrade cameras that catch red-light offenses in Dorset.

New cameras have recently been spotted in Waterloo Road at the junction with Cabot Lane and Hatch Pond Road, Poole, and in Castle Lane East at the junction with Chaseside and Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth.

These are two of five sites currently being upgraded following the purchase of new red-light cameras.

Dorset Police said these new cameras are digital and replace wet film models.

The force said there is an option to upgrade ten more sites, allowing the five cameras to be rotated across various sites.

The overall cost of this investment has been confirmed as approximately £300,000.

Police said the new cameras capture red light offenses but can monitor speed if required.

At present they are being tested ready for red-light enforcement, but may also be used for speed enforcement in the future if police detect numbers of vehicles exceeding the limit.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “Fixed speed cameras and traffic light enforcement cameras are two of the methods Dorset Police and partners use to help keep our roads safe.

"They are situated in key locations that have experienced collisions in the past or have been identified as areas of concern, often by local communities, for speeding and road safety issues.

“Driving at excess speed and going through a red light are major risk factors for causing collisions and it is clear that the higher the speed of vehicles involved in a collision, the more serious the consequences are likely to be.

"Enforcement cameras can have an important role to play in encouraging people to drive at appropriate speeds on our county’s roads.

“The traffic light enforcement cameras are being upgraded to ensure that we are using the latest technology with improved capability, changing from wet film to digital, which means that they can capture red light offenses and monitor speed if required.

Topics

A93820014BS Abu Dhabi accidents ACLU ACS Advertising Aha Mobile AI Airsage ALPR ALPR Cameras Android Apple Arizona Atlanta ATS Attorney Australia Auto Insurance average speed cameras Baltimore Belgium Beltronics Bikes Bribe Brooklyn Buy Buying California Camera Vans Canada carplay Carpool Cars CDOT cell phone Chicago City Council Class Action Cobra Colorado Connected Signals Connecticut construction contracts Corruption courtesty notice courtesy notice Crashes crime Crosswalk crowdsourcing Culver City Dangerous Intersections Dash Cam Data Database Des Moines Distracted Drivers DIY DOT download Drivers License Driving Instructor Drowsy Drunk Drivers Dubai DUI E-ZPass England Escort Europe Facial Recognition failure to stop Fake Cameras FasTrak Fighting Tickets Finance Fines Fleets Florida FOIA Ford France freedom of information act request Garmin Gatso Georgia Germany Ghost Glendale Google Google Maps Government GPS Angel GPS Navigation Guest Writer Hawaii Here Highway Robbery Highways HOV Cameras How To humor Illinois Injury Inrix Insignia Instagram Insurance Insurenet iOS IOT Iowa iphone iRadar Ireland Italy Iteris Joe Biden Laser Craft Law Suit Laws lawyer Left Turns legal Legislation License Plate Local London Long Beach Los Angeles Loud Exhaust Louisiana LPR Cameras Lyft Machine Learning Magellan Maine Maintenance Manhattan maps Marketing Maryland Massachusetts Microsoft Minnesota Missouri Mitac Mobile Ads Mobile Apps mobile speed zone Motorcycle MTA Navigation Navigon Navteq Nestor Netherlands New Jersey New Mexico New Orleans New York New Zealand News NHTSA Nokia NTSB Oahu Oakland Ohio Oregon Parking Parking Tickets Parks Peasy Pennsylvania Phantom Alert Philadelphia Phoenix Photo Notice photographs POI Points Poland police Politics Poll Portugal Privacy Progressive Web App Protest Radar Railroad Reckless Driving red light cameras RedFlex RedSpeed redzone refunds Removing rental car tickets Repairs research revenue Rhode Island Ridesharing Right Turns rolling right turns Russia Sacramento Safe Speed Safety Safety Cameras San Diego San Francisco San Jose Scam Schools Seat Belt Seattle secutity settlement Shutting Down signs Singapore Snitch Tickets solar Sound Cameras Spain speed cameras Speed Vans State Ban stop sign cameras Street View Students subpoena Subscription Supreme Court Surveillance Switzerland Taxi Technology TeleAtlas Telematics Tennessee Tesla Texas Texting Tickets Tips Toll Road TomTom Tracking Traffic traffic attorney Traffic Camera Traffic Lights Traffic Safety Traffic School traffic tickets Traffic.com Trapster Trial by Written Declaration Trinity Trucking trucks UAE Uber UK Unpaid Ticket Vehicle Occupancy Verra Mobility video Vigilant Violation Fines Violation Info Violation Speed Virginia Vision Zero Voters warning devices warning notice Washington Washington DC Waze Wikango Xerox Yellow Lights YouTube