Hull City Council is working in partnership with Safer Roads Humber to deliver a Road Safety Scheme that is expected to reduce accidents at a busy East Hull junction.
Over £240k in funding has been provided by Safer Roads Humber to install four red light enforcement cameras on all approaches to the Holderness Road and Mount Pleasant junction.
The technology will also incorporate speed on green enforcement to tackle drivers who travel through the junction in excess of the speed limit.
The scheme is expected to reduce accidents at the junction of Holderness Road (A165) with Mount Pleasant, which is consistently in the top five worst-performing junctions within Hull for recorded personal injury collisions.
Over the last five years there have been 23 recorded collisions, eight of which were because of “disobeying automatic traffic signal”.
Out of the eight collisions mentioned above, seven were recorded as slight in severity, and one recorded as serious.
Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Portfolio Holder for Roads, and Transport, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Safer Roads Humber to deliver this scheme.
“Installing red light enforcement cameras on dangerous junctions is an effective way to reduce the number of collisions and injuries on the road.
“The cameras will also help enforce traffic rules and deter drivers from running red lights – this will make the junction safer for everyone, including pedestrians and cyclists.”
The funding for this scheme was awarded to Hull City Council after submitting a funding bid to the Safer Roads Humber Board in April 2023.
Safer Road Humber aims to reduce the number of people killed and injured on roads, whilst maintaining casualty reduction through effective partnership working.
Ian Robertson, Partnership Manager at Safer Roads Humber, said: “Safer Roads Humber is committed to reducing those killed or injured on the roads of our area, working in partnership with the four local authorities, the Police, Fire service, National Highways, and others to achieve this.
“The most recent figures for those killed or seriously injured show a reduction of 9% in our area compared to 3% nationally which is encouraging, however there is much for us all to do, to reduce those casualties further.
“We are pleased to be supporting this red light camera initiative in partnership with Hull City Council as it has been proven around the country that these systems reduce the number of collisions at the junctions.
“If road users change their behavior to adhere to the red light signals and refrain from exceeding the speed limits through the junction, it will be a much safer junction for all, especially those most vulnerable on the road.”
The contract will be awarded to a specialist contractor, who will carry out the work on behalf of Hull City Council.
The contract will last six years, whereby annual maintenance and calibration of the equipment will be done.