South Delta still without red light cameras

Red light cameras will now be working full-time but South Delta has yet to get one.

The province this week announced that intersection cameras will now be operating 24/7 at 140 intersections in B.C. that have some of the highest crash rates. The cameras had been previously only been activated for six hours a day during high traffic periods

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The government a few months ago had also announced it will add intersection camera images to ticket speeding drivers as well.

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said that the full activation “is overdue and an important step for safety on some of our busiest roadways.”

The ministry however, is still conducting analysis of speed and crash data before issuing speeding tickets, while also denying it’s not a return of the dreaded photo radar.

In North Delta, there’s four intersection cameras: Nordel Way and Scott Road, Scott Road and 80 Avenue, Highway 10 and Scott Road and Nordel Way and 84 Avenue. None are in Tsawwassen or Ladner, including such busy intersections as Highway 17 at 56th Street or Highway 17A at Ladner Trunk Road.

The engineering department notes the camera locations were selected by ICBC based on frequency of angle-type crashes. Delta had no input in the selection process.

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