Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | 10:10 AM ET
Ontario cities and municipalities have been given the green light to install red-light cameras at intersections in attempt to reduce collisions.
The Ministry of Transportation announced the province-wide approval of the cameras Tuesday afternoon, along with the news that the municipalities will be allowed to keep the fines they collect.
“One-third of all deaths at municipal traffic light intersections are due to red-light running,” Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar said. “Red-light cameras are proven to reduce collisions and fatalities.”
Red-light cameras are intended to reduce collisions by photographing licence plates of vehicles that enter an intersection after the signal has turned red.