New vehicles to tackle speeding drivers

New speed camera van
This vehicle will target speeding drivers in Sussex Photo: Sussex Safer Roads

New vehicles are being drafted in to tackle speeding drivers in Sussex.

As part of a planned fleet upgrade, the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) has revealed the vans to be used by Safety Camera Technicians.

The new vans are slightly larger than the vehicles previously used and will carry out speed checks around the county.

The fleet being replaced will be decommissioned over the coming months, with a number of the vehicles being reliveried and used by partners in road safety educational work across the county.

The cost of replacing the fleet has been met through the monies resulting from the Speed Awareness Course.

Phil Henty, Operations Manager for the SSRP, said: “The existing fleet of vehicles has served us well over the past seven years, and we extended the fleet’s lifespan to ensure that we got even greater value from the original investment by the Department for Transport.

“By replacing the older vehicles, we can continue to offer a high quality and highly visible speed enforcement operation to the communities of Sussex, helping to making our roads safer for all users.”