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Slow down B.C.: New technology being tested at intersections

August 2nd, 2019  |  News

The B.C. government has announced that it is now implementing new technology capable of issuing automated speeding tickets.

Officials announced in May that the government would be equipping the new tech in 35 of the 140 intersections in the Intersection Safety Camera program.

The locations of the 35 traffic cameras have been revealed and as of publication of this article, 5 are active. The speed threshold that will automate the ticket has not been disclosed.

These cameras will take three images that will determine whether a vehicle is going through a red light. Additionally, they will issue tickets for excessive speeding at any point in the intersection.

GlobalNews reports that the tickets will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, not necessarily the driver.

“We have a record number of crashes happening – more than 900 a day in our province – and about 60% of the crashes on our roads are at intersections,” Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said back in May.

The ISC program reported an average of 10,500 vehicles a year going over 30km/h over the posted limit.

Drivers will find these new cameras in several areas of B.C.: Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Abbotsford and Richmond. Here is a link to the interactive map.

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