A25 Brasted and Sundridge average speed camera trial

A temporary average speed camera trial is proposed for the two villages of Brasted and Sundridge with Ide Hill, following many reports of speeding and aggressive driving on the A25 for many years. The A25 is also used by all types of traffic when incidents or maintenance occurs on the M25 which causes a significant increase in congestion, noise and damage to the road infrastructure.

This trial has been encouraged and is supported by Brasted and Sundridge with Ide Hill Parishes. It is proposed to take place for a period of 4 months and accompanies the automatic speedwatch camera trial that is taking place in Brasted. The trial will also compliment the traffic calming measures implemented in Brasted.

In order for the success of the trial to be determined, we will be conducting an extensive evaluation programme including residents surveys. We would like to understand existing perceptions, views and attitudes of local residents prior to the cameras being installed and will then follow up with another questionnaire on completion of the trial.

Complete your resident survey

The resident surveys will be open until 16 January 2022 with the cameras intending to be operational from February 2022.

Why the trial is happening

The schemes are being implemented on a trial basis as part of Kent’s Vision Zero Strategy.

The scheme will be installed during the early part of 2022 and the aim is for this trial location to be completed within 6 months. It is anticipated that two other sites will be chosen to be included in the overall trial and will follow on concurrently. At present the other two sites have not been chosen.

It is anticipated that the average speed cameras will encourage drivers to comply with the 30mph speed limit and therefore:

  • improve quality of life in the local area
  • improve the perception of safety in the local area
  • help local residents to feel more confident and safer when out and about
  • enable more people to walk and cycle.

What will change

There will be 2 cameras, one located at the start of the residential area west of Brasted and one west of the The White Horse Public House car park in Sundridge. Signing of the cameras will also be necessary on the lead up to their locations. Each camera will detect speeds in both directions and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will be infrared lights to allow night time operation. The infrared is not visible to the eye so there will be no additional light pollution. The cameras will be visible to drivers.

Trial budget

A budget of £100,000, funded in full by us through the Local Transport Plan budget has been set aside. This includes costs for all 3 locations, pre-trial speed surveys, advance temporary signs and posts, movable cameras and posts and informing the local community prior to and post the trial period. It is intended that the trial within Brasted and Sundridge will run from February 2022 to May 2022 followed on with a post-trial questionnaire to understand how successful the average speed cameras have been.

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Letter to residents (PDF, 525.2 KB)

Contact us

To contact us for further information about this trial please email traffic.schemes@kent.gov.uk.