NEWS - More Intersection Cameras
Our provincial government has announced that all 35 intersections with speed cameras will be in full operation by spring of this year. First introduced in 2019 fifteen red light cameras with the added ability to check vehicle speeds were installed at high risk intersections. These intersections were mostly in Metro Vancouver, but are also installed in Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey, Pitt Meadows, Victoria, Duncan, Courtenay and Nanaimo.
The Ministry of Public Safety released statistics on the initial speed camera activations. It shows that from July to September, five cameras issued 2,370 tickets for speeding, with the highest speed recorded being 174 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
The cameras caught 23,883 red light violations in the same time period.
Activated or not, the speed cameras can be found on this map:
Ticket recipients will not receive penalty points for the violations, consequently ICBC will not get penalty point or driver risk premiums from them either. Gone also is the registered owner's ability to nominate the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence if it was not the owner driving.
Perhaps intersection camera tickets should carry higher penalty amounts than tickets issued personally by police.