A NEW speed camera has been trialled to stop drivers who are trying to beat the red light. 

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership have successfully tested a “speed on green” camera in the Brighton and Hove.

The camera, which was funded by Brighton and Hove City Council, has been introduced to reduce speeding offences at traffic lights that already have red light cameras installed.

At a number of junctions in Sussex, some drivers are speeding through to try to “beat” the red light.

The new cameras can detect and enforce this in the same way that a traditional speed camera works.

This new portable technology has been deployed from Monday at one location in Hove where there is a history of crashes and speeding.

The initial trial period showed more than 175 potential offences detected with speeds as high as 50mph in a 30mph limit recorded.

Gill Mitchell, lead councillor for transport in Brighton and Hove said: “I have no doubt that these new speed on green cameras will be a great aid to road safety in Brighton and Hove and will greatly enhance road safety at a number of traffic light controlled junctions where serious injury crashes have occurred.”