Workmen at roadworks are to be given helmets fitted with cameras in an attempt to prevent motoring offences such as speeding, driving while using a mobile phone and dangerous driving.
Any evidence collected will then be passed onto Sussex Police who will then make the decision to take offenders to court.
East Sussex County Council highway chiefs decided on the action in an attempt to keep workers safe.
The authority will display signs warning motorists that inconsiderate drivers could be reported to the police for prosecution.
Councillor Carl Maynard, county council lead member for transport and environment, said: “Our highway crews work in all weathers to keep county’s roads in a good state of repair and they are entitled to expect drivers to be mindful of their safety.
We hope the warning signs and the realisation that bad driving could be captured on camera and details passed to the police, will encourage the inconsiderate few to moderate their driving.”
It is unclear how many of the cameras will be provided and how much they cost.
The scheme will be part of the Operation Crackdown initiative which enables members of the public to report crimes by submitting mobile phone photographs and footage.
Currently, more than 1,000 reports are received every month.