Cameras to catch red light jumping at Nutbourne level crossing


NETWORK Rail has installed a safety camera at Nutbourne railway crossing to deter drivers from jumping red lights or weaving around barriers.

It is one of 16 being installed across the country that will be activated this month.

The cameras, which are triggered by approaching trains, will capture images of motorists who breach the barrier lines after the red warning lights are on.

It uses number plate recognition technology and the footage can be used to prosecute or issue a violation via the DVLA.

These actions are already highlighted as breaching the Highway Code and until now were only able to be enforced if a police officer was on site.

Darren Furness from Network Rail said: “With the railway network and road traffic only getting busier, we need to do all we can to deter people from taking a risk which could result in a 
nasty collision.”