How often do we get tempted to jump the other cars in front of us by using the priority lane when we are yet again stuck in one of those annoying traffic jams? If you usually give in to the temptation, this is the time to get rid of that bad habit. Twenty-four new surveillance cameras are likely to be installed to tackle illegal priority lane driving and help improve traffic control in Brighton and Hove.
If approved by the transport committee this afternoon, the cameras will get into use in April next year. The plan is to replace three existing cameras and buy twenty-one new ones. Twenty more could be installed in the future.
Once put up, the cameras will help track drivers who illegally use the bus lanes which will result in more fines being given out. But they will also allow a better traffic control as it will be easier to manipulate traffic lights to dissolve traffic jams faster.
The project is co-funded by the Brighton & Hove City Council and the regional Local Enterprise Partnership which will contribute £270,000 to the project while the council will finance the £50,000 needed to purchase the cameras.
The committee’s decision is due later today.