Smile, you’re on red light cameras
Motorists driving through the Tri-Cities may want to think twice before running a red light.
The provincial government and ICBC announced last week that the Intersection Safety Camera program has expanded to include 140 sites, 10 of which are located in this area.
The cameras are designed to detect and photograph vehicles running red lights, before sending a $167 fine to the registered owner of the car.
ICBC director Fiona Temple said the program will help reduce the more than 230 crashes that occur daily throughout the province and reduce the casualty crashes at sites by 6%.
The sites were chosen based on statistics of B.C.’s most crash- and casualty-prone intersections. Collision types, severity and frequency were all considered, as was the potential for eliminating t-bone and head-on crashes.
Signs are prominently posted at all intersections where cameras are in place.
The cameras located in the Tri-Cities can be found at 10 intersections:
• Pinetree Way and Lougheed Highway;
• Barnet Highway and Mariner Way;
• Pinetree and Guildford Way;
• Brunette Avenue and Lougheed;
• Lougheed and Pitt River Road.
• Lougheed and Shaughnessy Street;
• Mary Hill Bypass and Shaughnessy;
• Mary Hill Bypass and Pitt River Road.
• St. Johns Street and Ioco Road;
• Guildford and Ioco.