A25 Brasted and Sundridge average speed camera trial
A temporary average speed camera trial is proposed for the 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 accompanies the automatic speedwatch camera trial 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 conducted an extensive evaluation programme including resident surveys. We wanted to understand existing perceptions, views and attitudes of local residents before we installed the cameras and will follow up with another questionnaire when the trial is completed. We are currently collating and reviewing the results of the surveys.
Why the trial is happening
We are implementing the schemes on a trial basis as part of Kent’s Vision Zero Strategy.
We installed the cameras in April 2022, for a minimum duration of 4 months, and they will be operating until a second site has the infrastructure in place. We expect 2 other sites will be chosen to be included in the overall trial, but we haven't chosen the sites yet.
We expect the average speed cameras to 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.
- There will be signs for the cameras 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.
A budget of £100,000 has been set aside which is funded in full by us through the Local Transport Plan budget. This includes:
- costs for all trial site locations
- pre-trial speed surveys
- advance temporary signs and posts
- movable cameras and posts
- informing the local community before and after the trial period.
There will be post-trial questionnaires to understand how successful the average speed cameras have been.
To contact us for further information about this trial please email firstname.lastname@example.org.