13 New Locations for Peelís Red Light Cameras
New Cameras Will Be Active June 30, 2017
BRAMPTON, ON. (June 8, 2017) Ė Peel's Red Light Camera Program will be updated with 13 new locations.† 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.† Staff evaluated the locations based on the "Safety Performance Function" model to determine locations with the highest potential for improvements with a red light camera. Staff also consulted with Peel Regional Police on new and existing locations to determine the final locations.† Red light cameras are a safety initiative to deter motorists from running red lights.
The 13 new locations that will be active by June 30, 2017 are:
- Steeles Avenue East at Bramalea Go Station Entrance
- Derry Road West at Financial Drive
- Dixie Road at Orenda Road/Birchbank Road
- Winston Churchill Boulevard at Bromsgrove Road
- Derry Road West at Meadowvale Boulevard/Creditview Road
- Britannia Road West at Latimer Drive
- Derry Road West at Shelter Bay Road/Copenhagen Road
- Airport Road at Steeles Avenue East
- Dixie Road at Queen Street East
- Queen Street East at Torbram Road
- Airport Road at Bovaird Drive/Castlemore Road
- Bovaird Drive West at Brisdale Drive/Pertosa Drive
- Steeles Avenue West at Tait Boulevard/Windmill Boulevard
The 15 existing locations that will be retained are:
- Derry Road at Rexwood Road
- Erin Mills Parkway at Folkway Drive
- Queen Street East at Laurelcrest Street/West Drive
- Erin Mills Parkway at Credit Valley Road
- Steeles Avenue East at Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard
- Steeles Avenue East at Bramalea Road
- Airport Road at Williams Parkway East
- Derry Road atAirport Road
- Steeles Avenue East at Resolution Drive/Home Depot Entrance
- Airport Road at Queen Street East
- Mississauga Road at Meadowvale Boulevard
- Derry Road at Tomken Road
- Derry Road at Hurontario Street
- Erin Mills Parkway at Eglinton Avenue
- Derry Road at 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."
Drivers have advance warning of a red light camera from signage leading up to red light camera intersections. 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, which includes a $60 victim surcharge and $5 court cost.
For more information on Peel's red light cameras, please visit: peelregion.ca/pw/transportation/residents/red-light.htm.
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.