For Immediate Release
February 26, 2001
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4395
PUTTING A STOP TO RED LIGHT RUNNING
(Brampton) - Current statistics confirm the Region's recent Intersection Safety Program to Reduce Red Light Running is undoubtedly having an influence on many Peel motorists' aggressive driving habits.
Statistics compiled during January show that 468 vehicles ran red lights and were charged at the 20 intersections with cameras. In December, a total of 723 vehicles ran red lights at the 18 intersections with cameras.
Furthermore, within the Region of Peel, approximately 2 cars per day are caught running red lights at intersections equipped with red light enforcement cameras.
"Although some motorists are learning the hard way, we're getting the message across," said Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works with the Region of Peel. "There's no justification for running red lights, and if you do run a red light, you're going to get caught."
"These are some very promising statistics," said Emil Kolb, Region of Peel Chair. "The outstanding efforts of our police force combined with the red light cameras have been, and will continue to be very effective in diminishing the number of motorists that run red lights in the Region of Peel."
The red light cameras are part of a two-year endeavor involving six Ontario municipalities - the cities of Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa, and the regional municipalities of Halton, Peel and Waterloo.
- 30 -Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
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