Plans to relocate Colyford crossing cameras approved
PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:15 28 September 2017
In April 2014, a car jumped red lights, resulting in serious damage but no injuries.
A bid to relocate cameras on a level crossing near Colyford to clamp down on red light jumpers has been approved.
An application was submitted earlier this year by Lee Taylor, engineering and operations manager at Seaton Tramway.
He wanted to move the existing cameras, installed at the site in 2015 to catch out red light jumpers, to get a better view of the crossing.
In April 2014, a car jumped red lights at the crossing, resulting in serious damage but no injuries.
A police spokesman said that motorists who contravene the warning signs and lights at the Colyford tram crossing are committing an offence contrary to section 36 of the Road Traffic.
If convicted, a court could impose a substantial financial penalty of up to £1,000.
If, as a consequence of dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention, a fatality occurred, the maximum penalty is 14 years in prison.