Cameras catch ‘hundreds’ of red light jumpers in Plymouth

Motorists in Plymouth are more likely to be caught jumping red lights than anywhere else in Devon because of traffic light cameras that operate in the city – with more expected to be rolled out in due course across the region.

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request answered by Devon and Cornwall Police revealed that there were four sites across the force area where there were ‘red light’ cameras, says Plymouth Live.

The “red light” camera at Tregolls Road in Truro amassed a staggering 575 incidents since it went live in April 2022. The site already had a speed camera which caught more than 3,000 motorists in one month alone – June 2022.

Meanwhile, Alma Road in Plymouth saw 149 offences taken place under the beady eye of the red light camera which was installed – or rather upgraded – in October 2020, although if it was not for the Covid pandemic it would have been erected in around February 2020. The camera is one of the city’s busiest speed cameras, activating a total of 18,838 times between 2016 and 2018.

The nearby Mannamead Road red light camera, which did not go live until February 2020, has only caught 36 motorists ignoring the signals.


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