Traffic light cameras
Fixed traffic light cameras are used to detect red light or red-light and speed violations. They are installed to address the risk of collision, to protect vulnerable road users and to encourage driver compliance with red lights.
Fixed red light violation sites are selected using an evidenced based approach using analysis carried out at by Local Authority Highways Teams.
Location surveys are carried out by Police and highways engineers to ensure enforcement is possible and necessary and appropriate to the setting.
All fixed traffic light camera equipment is type approved by the Home Office and is calibrated in accordance with operating requirements before enforcement takes place.
Compliance with these rules has no bearing on the enforcement of offences detected by the use of safety cameras. Non-compliance with these rules and guidelines does not provide mitigation of, or defence for, an alleged offence committed under current UK law.