Burlington red light runners the focus for new red light cameras


Published July 25, 2022 at 12:46 pm

Three newly installed red light cameras in Burlington are part of Halton Region's Red Light Camera Program. The cameras are used to deter drivers from running through red lights. PEXELS PHOTO

Red light runners in Burlington will want to make sure they smile for the camera.

Halton Region has approved three additional red light camera locations using radar detection in the city.

The newly installed cameras are part of the Red Light Camera Program by Halton Region.

New intersections set up to deter drivers who don’t stop at red lights are located at:

  • Brant Street and the Queen Elizabeth Way west bound off ramp heading north bound.
  • Guelph Line and Harvester Road north bound
  • Guelph Line and South Service Road, south bound

Halton Regional Council approved the three Burlington camera installations at a meeting on July 13.

The camera sites are based on “opportunities for safety improvement.”

Other red light cameras in Burlington are installed at:

  • Guelph Line and Upper Middle Rd.
  • Appleby Line and Mainway
  • Guelph Line and Mountainside Dr./Davidson Ct.

The Red Light Camera Program has been used in Halton since 2012. The fine for running a red light is $325.

According to the Region, there’s been one collision on average every week in Halton because of someone running a red light.

In a survey of 600 Halton Region drivers 18 years old and over by In Environics Research Group at the time the program was implemented, 40 per cent said they saw someone run a red light, while 62 per cent said they saw a near-miss accident by someone running a red light.

“Crashes are more likely to occur when people run red lights. Running a red light is against the law,” the Region said on its website. “Halton Region’s Red Light Camera Program deters red light runners and has been proven to improve safety through the reduction of serious collisions.”





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