Red light running has become an increasingly common problem.
In the last 5 years, there have been nearly 300 collisions in the area because of motorists disobeying traffic signals.
These crashes resulted in nearly 450 casualties; 3 of these were fatal.
The figures don’t take into account ‘near misses’ or ‘near hits’
Know your limits
You are breaking the law if you run a red light
There is never any excuse for running red lights
Running temporary and mobile red lights is also illegal
Red light penalties may include:
- The maximum penalty for running a red light is a £1,000 fine
- Fixed Penalty fines of £100 are issued for running red lights
- 3 or 6 penalty points are endorsed on the driver’s licence
What you should consider
A spokesperson for the Safety Camera Scheme said:
“We are disappointed that red light running offences have not reduced significantly over the years. We all observe the problem on our roads everyday; cars trying to ‘sneak through’ or accelerating as the traffic lights are turning red. This campaign aims to make people think carefully about the dangers of taking risks at traffic signals and bring about a positive change in behaviour.”
Although people are being caught breaking the law, there doesn’t seem to be positive trend in the reduction of red light running.