RSS assists with level
crossing camera project

23.04.2015

Road Safety Support (RSS) has assisted in the introduction of 16 new level crossing safety cameras across England and Wales to deter motorists from taking risks on railway lines.
RSS used its experience in the operation of roadside safety cameras to help Network Rail with the project, which aims to discourage drivers from jumping red lights and weaving around barriers.
The cameras, which will be activated this month, will capture images of any vehicles that fail to stop at the white “stop” line prior to the barriers and disregard the red flashing traffic lights after the warning sequence of lights and klaxons has begun.
Motorists caught on camera face a £100 fine and 3 penalty points on their driving licence, or a fine of up £1000 if they go to court.
The cameras have been installed at level crossings based on various risk factors, including the frequency of trains and the number of vehicles using the crossings each day.
The level crossing camera sites are:

Station Lane, Asfordby, Leicestershire, ENGLAND, LE14 2ED
Harrow Lane, Furze Platt, Maidenhead, Berkshire, ENGLAND, SL6 7NX
Station Road, Hykeham, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND, LN6 9AT
A44 Mill Street, Leominster, Herefordshire, ENGLAND, HR6 8EE
A1152 Willford Bridge Road, Melton, Suffolk, ENGLAND, IP12 1LT
Station Lane, Milford, Surrey, ENGLAND, GU8 5AD
Broad Road, Nutbourne, West Sussex, ENGLAND, PO18 8SH
B1382 Ely Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND, CB7 4TZ
B1382 Ely Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND, CB7 4TZ
A645 Weeland Road, Eggborough, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND, DN14 0QE
A17 Station Road, Swineshead, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND, PE20 3PT
Toddington Lane, Littlehampton, West Sussex, ENGLAND, BN17 7PW
Borth, Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, WALES, SY24 5JF
Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, WALES, LL38 2EX
A483 Heol Cennen, Ffairfach, Carmarthenshire, WALES, SA19 6UL
A4069 Station Road, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, WALES, SA19 9LU

Richard Schofield, Network Rail route managing director, said: "As part of our plans to make level crossings safer, we are installing cameras across the network to encourage safer driving and reduce the risk of a potentially fatal collision with a train.”
Trevor Hall, Managing Director of Road Safety Support, said: "We are delighted to be working with Network Rail on this important project.
“Safety cameras are highly effective in reducing collisions on the roads, and we are confident that they can make a real difference at level crossings too.”

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