For Immediate Release
March 30, 2001

Mitch Zamojc
Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4395

More Red Light Runners Caught in February, Statistics Show

(Brampton) - Statistics for February show red light runners are continuing to be caught in the Region of Peel through the Intersection Safety Program to Reduce Red Light Running.

The most recent statistics, compiled in February for six municipalities testing the use of red light cameras, show that 587 vehicles were charged with running red lights. In January, a total of 468 vehicles ran red lights, while 723 vehicles did so in December, 2000.

Within the Region of Peel, 62 red light runners were caught in February for an average of 2.2 vehicles caught per day.

"Running red lights is a dangerous act that we will not tolerate in the Region of Peel, " said Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works with the Region of Peel. "If you run red lights you will be caught and you will be charged."

"Our aim is to make the Region of Peel a safer place to drive. These statistics show that red light cameras are helping to apprehend those who break the rules of the road," said Emil Kolb, Region of Peel Chair. "The use of red light cameras along with the fine work of the Peel Regional Police will make Peel's roads safer for all of us."
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.

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail

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