Oakville takes aim at red light runners with cameras


Published July 25, 2022 at 11:53 am

Halton Region's Red Light Camera Program has set up three cameras along Trafalgar Road to deter red light runners. PEXELS PHOTO

Oakville drivers who don’t like to come to a complete stop at red lights may want to smile for the camera.

Halton Region’s Red Light Camera Program is now set to catch red light runners in action at three intersections along Trafalgar Road.

The newly operational cameras will be set up to deter drivers who don’t stop at the intersections of:

  • Dundas St. and Trafalgar Rd.
  • Trafalgar Rd. and Upper Middle Rd.
  • Trafalgar Rd. and Leighland Ave./Iroquois Shore Rd.

Halton Regional Council approved the three camera installations at a meeting on July 13. While the Dundas St. camera is new, the cameras at the other two locations were reinstalled after recent construction in the area.

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

Other red light cameras installed in Oakville are located at:

  • Ford Drive and Royal Windsor
  • Upper Middle and Third Line
  • Upper Middle Road and Oxford
  • Upper Middle Road and Sixth Line

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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