You might want to consider slowing down and adhering to all road rules after the provincial government announced they're installing dozens of new red light cameras located in BC. These cameras will be implemented all across BC with the hopes of increasing road safety. According to the government, they will be targetting light runners. and speeders. Thankfully, we know where all the cameras are going to be.
Although you may have places to be, cruising through an intersection may lead you to have some hefty fines and penalties. This summer, the BC government will be installing over 30 new red light cameras all across the province.
After completing an analysis of speed and crash data for the 140 Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) program sites, the conclusion determined that 35 intersections across the province have the greatest potential for safety improvements. These 35 locations will feature new state of the art red light cameras.
Starting summer 2019, these red light cameras will be installed. These cameras will work by automatically ticketing registered vehicle owners who enter intersections over the posted limit on red, yellow, or green lights. Warning signs will also be installed leading up to the intersection, making sure all motorists are aware.
Not only will these red light cameras be targeting light-runners, but they will also be tackling speeding. Previously, the BC government only activated red light cameras for about 6 hours a day that specifically targetting light runners.
In order to keep the integrity of the new 35 cameras, the BC government has not disclosed how fast a driver needs to be going in order to trigger the speed response.
Speeding through red lights isn’t uncommon in BC. Between 2012 and 2016, ISC sites in BC reported an average of 10,500 vehicles a year going at least 30 km/h over the posted speed limit.
According to data collected by Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, there are more than 900 crashes a day in BC. Farnworth explained that about 60% of those crashes are at major intersections. He also noted that speed is one of the top contributing factors for intersection crashes, totally more than 11,500 collisions annually.
A list of all 35 new red light cameras is as follows:
- Route 11 at Lonzo Road
- Kingsway at Boundary Road
- Kingsway at Royal Oak Avenue
- Willingdon at Deer Lake
- Barnet Highway at Mariner Way
- Nordel Way at 84th Avenue
- Harvey Avenue at Cooper Road
- Highway 97 North at Banks Road
- 200th Street at 64th Avenue
- Route 10 at Fraser Highway
- Lougheed Highway at 207th Avenue
- Island Highway at Aulds Road
- Marine Drive at Capilano Road
- Lougheed Highway at Old Dewdney Trunk Road
- Lougheed Highway at Shaughnessy Street
- Garden City Road at Cambie Road
- 128th Street at 88th Avenue
- 152nd Street at 96th Avenue
- 152nd Street at King George Boulevard
- 64th Avenue at 152nd Street
- 96th Avenue at 132nd Street
- King George Boulevard at 104th Avenue
- King George Boulevard at 80th Avenue
- Boundary Road at East 49th Avenue
- East Hastings Street at Main Street
- East Hastings Street at Renfrew Street
- Grandview Highway at Rupert Street
- Granville Street at West King Edward Avenue
- Kingsway at Joyce Street
- Kingsway at Victoria Drive
- Knight Street at East 33rd Avenue
- Oak Street at West 57th Avenue
- Oak Street at West 70th Avenue
- Southeast Marine Drive at Kerr Street
- West Georgia Street at Cardero Street