News Release: June 4, 2019
Peel adds red light cameras to more locations across the region
The program has been effective in reducing right-angle accidents and injuries at intersections
BRAMPTON, ON. (June 4, 2019) – The Region has added red light cameras (RLC) at five intersections across Peel, bringing the total to 33 locations.
Red light cameras are installed at intersections as a safety measure and have shown to be an effective tool in reducing right-angle collisions and injuries.
RLCs are intended to remind drivers to slow down and avoid running red lights. The camera photographs the license plate of a vehicle that does not stop at the light and a ticket is issued by mail, to the vehicle owner.
Most recent reported statistics showed fatalities and personal injuries resulting from right-angle collisions were reduced by 81.8 per cent at 10 intersections in the direction where RLCs were installed. There was a 44.8 per cent reduction for all collision types at those intersections.
“The Region is committed to improving road safety in Peel,” said Gary Kocialek, Director of Transportation at the Region of Peel. “We’ve adopted the Vision Zero framework where no loss of life is acceptable. Our Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic plan outlines the vision, goals, and action plan to create safer roads, by reducing, and ultimately eliminating, motor vehicle collisions – The Red Light Camera program is a key example of a safety initiative aimed at stopping people from getting hurt or dying in motor vehicle collisions.”
The intersections where the RLCs have been added are:
- Derry Road West and Syntex Drive / Syntex Court
- Queensway East and Camilla Road
- Britannia Road West and Grossbeak Drive / Delle Donne Drive
- Britannia Road West and Tillsdown Dr / River Grove Avenue
- Cawthra Road and Atwater Avenue
For a complete list of locations with red light cameras, visit peelregion.ca
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.
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