Over a Dozen New Red Light Cameras Coming to Brampton and Mississauga
Drivers, be on your best behaviour—more red light cameras (quite a few more, actually) are coming to Brampton and Mississauga.
The Region of Peel recently announced that red light cameras are slated to be installed at 13 new locations across the region. The region added that 11 of the 26 existing locations will be decommissioned and the other 15 existing locations will be refurbished and retained to maintain a total of 28 locations in Peel.
As for Mississauga, the city will welcome five new locations (highlighted below).
The 13 new locations that will be active by June 30, 2017 are:
- Steeles Avenue East @ Bramalea Go Station Entrance
- Derry Road West @ Financial Drive
- Dixie Road @ Orenda Road/Birchbank Road
- Winston Churchill Boulevard @ Bromsgrove Road
- Derry Road West @ Meadowvale Boulevard/Creditview Road
- Britannia Road West @ Latimer Drive
- Derry Road West @ Shelter Bay Road/Copenhagen Road
- Airport Road @ Steeles Avenue East
- Dixie Road @ Queen Street East
- Queen Street East @ Torbram Road
- Airport Road @ Bovaird Drive/Castlemore Road
- Bovaird Drive West @ Brisdale Drive/Pertosa Drive
- Steeles Avenue West @ Tait Boulevard/Windmill Boulevard
The 15 existing locations that will be retained are:
- Derry Road @ Rexwood Road
- Erin Mills Parkway @ Folkway Drive
- Queen Street East @ Laurelcrest Street/West Drive
- Erin Mills Parkway @ Credit Valley Road
- Steeles Avenue East @ Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard
- Steeles Avenue East @ Bramalea Road
- Airport Road @ Williams Parkway East
- Derry Road @Airport Road
- Steeles Avenue East @ Resolution Drive/Home Depot Entrance
- Airport Road @ Queen Street East
- Mississauga Road @ Meadowvale Boulevard
- Derry Road @ Tomken Road
- Derry Road @ Hurontario Street
- Erin Mills Parkway @ Eglinton Avenue
- Derry Road @ Winston Churchill Boulevard
“Red light runners cause right-angle T-bone collisions that are some of the worst and most deadly,” said Joe Avsec. “The Region of Peel is committed to exploring solutions that contribute to the safety of our residents. Applying red light cameras to new locations will condition drivers to improve awareness in these zones too. The best move all drivers can make is to be prepared to stop. There’s no good excuse for running a red and it’s not worth the risk.”
To be clear, signage does exist to warn drivers that they're in a red light camera area.
As for how the it all works, the camera is triggered when a vehicle enters the intersection on a red light. Photos are reviewed by the Provincial Offence Officers and tickets are mailed to owners of the vehicles. The set fine for running a red light is $325 and includes a $60 victim surcharge and $5 court cost.