Safety cameras play a vital role in our campaign.
We've installed speed and red light cameras at sites where people have been killed or seriously injured (KSI) due to a driver going too fast or running a red light. On roads where we've introduced them, the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) fell by a dramatic 50%. That means our cameras help prevent 500 deaths or serious injuries each year.
TfL is currently undergoing a safety camera replacement programme, upgrading from wet film to digital cameras. Approximately 700 spot speed and red light cameras will be upgraded, with the programme completion scheduled for the end of 2016.
Four average speed camera trial routes will be installed across London as a part of the upgrade programme. The trial routes include:
The A40 was the first of the systems to go live in October 2015 followed by the A406 and A316 systems in June 2016, while the A2 system is scheduled to go live in September 2016. Replacement programme press release
Below is a map of our safety cameras:
Here are some more ways we're putting the brakes on speed:
When a driver is caught breaking the speed limit by a small amount, we work with London's police to encourage them to drive more slowly and more safely under the London Speed Awareness Scheme. After coming to one of these workshops, drivers are much less likely to go over the speed limit.
These workshops educate drivers about the dangers of ignoring traffic signals. The scheme gives drivers the opportunity to assess their own driving and to give them the information they need to make the right choices about how they drive in future.
Reducing the average speed on London's roads by just one mile per hour would cut the number of crashes by 6%. We're encouraging everyone to drive a little slower to make the Capital's roads safer. Speed was reported as a factor in almost half (47%) of all fatal collisions, and 37% of KSI collisions in 2014.