Hundreds of Brighton and Hove drivers caught speeding in just two days

Posted On 30 Aug 2011 at 11:28 pm

Almost 400 drivers were caught speeding in Brighton and Hove in the first two days of a crackdown by Sussex Police.

They were among 894 caught across the county after the crackdown started just over a week ago (Monday 22 August).

In Brighton and Hove mobile camera operators filmed 80 drivers exceeding the speed limit while 312 were flashed by the 11 Gatso cameras around the city.

Sergeant Paul Wood, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This week-long campaign reinforces the speed enforcement work that officers carry out every day.

“Driving too fast for the road or the weather conditions is extremely dangerous and is a major contributory factor towards collisions.

“Part of this campaign is about educating people regarding the consequences of their actions.

“Motorists who speed pose a real risk to themselves, their passengers and other road users.”

Sussex Police said that dangerous driving could be reported by phoning 0845 6070999 or through the Operation Crackdown website.

The locations of fixed speed cameras in Brighton and Hove are listed on the website of the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership which has been working with the force during its current campaign. They are

  • A23 Preston Road northbound
  • A23 Preston Road southbound
  • A259 Marine Parade, Kemp Town
  • A259 Marine Drive, Ovingdean
  • A270 Lewes Road
  • Coldean Lane
  • Ditchling Road
  • Eastern Road near Park Street
  • Falmer Road, Woodingdean
  • A270 Old Shoreham Road, Hove
  • A259 Kingsway, Hove

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