Safety cameras were introduced to the region in 2003 and until March 2007 the rules for their deployment was governed by the Department for Transport. Therefore core camera sites created before April 2007 comply with the government site selections rules that were in place at this time.
In April 2007 the rules governing the safety camera scheme changed and sites identified from this date will comply with a new site selection policy. A full list of site selection criteria can be viewed here but a summary of the main criteria for each type of site is set out below.
From April 2007 fixed cameras can be used at locations where there been at least three crashes (per km), where people have been killed or seriously injured and the crashes are clustered together. Or where there have been a high number of collisions, which have resulted in slight injuries.
From April 2007 mobile safety cameras can be generally used along routes where there have been at least one crashes (per km) where people have been killed or seriously injured. Or where there have been a number of collisions, which have resulted in slight injuries.
Red light Cameras
Safer Roads Humber is currently operating red light and speed cameras at Lindsey Oil Refinery, North Lincolnshire during a major refit of the plant. The camera is activated as a vehicle goes through the red light or is travelling through on green in excess of the 40mph speed limit.
Safer Roads Humber is able to undertake ad hoc speed enforcement at non-core sites and routes that are determined locally. These sites will not be published and do not have to be signed with safety camera signs.
Road Work Enforcement
Safer Roads Humber is able to enforce the speed limit at major road works across the region.