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City of Kingston to launch red light camera program next year

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Seven intersections across the City of Kingston will be involved in the City’s red light camera program launching next year.

According to a release from the City, installation of the red light camera equipment will get underway at the seven intersections starting this fall. The City stated that tickets will not be issued through the cameras until the program officially launches in March 2022. Once active, the new cameras will enhance public safety at intersections through automatic enforcement of red light running, the City said. 

“Red light cameras are an automated enforcement tool that focuses on improving driver behaviour at intersections,” said Marissa Mascaro, Manager, Transportation Infrastructure. “The City has identified seven locations for implementing the red light camera program, aimed at making our streets safer.” 

Cameras will be installed at the following intersections: 

  • County Road 2 and Princess Mary/Craftsman 
  • Division and Concession 
  • John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald 
  • Johnson and Barrie 
  • Perth and Unity 
  • Princess and Bayridge 
  • Princess and Centennial 

More details on the City’s red light camera program are available at CityofKingston.ca/RedLightCameras.

The City provided the following details about the program: 

  • Red light running is a violation that occurs when a vehicle enters the intersection when the traffic signal is red. Red light running is one of the causes of angle or “t-bone” collisions, the most severe type of collision that often results in serious injuries. 
  • Red light cameras have been operating in Ontario since November 2000. All municipalities that operate red light cameras in Ontario do so through a common program. 
  • The fine for running a red light is $325, as set by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. The ticket is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. 
  • Tickets will only be issued when a vehicle fully enters a signalized intersection on a red light. Drivers who cross the stop bar on a green or amber light, drivers making a permitted turn on a red light, or drivers who stop on or just over the stop bar will not be ticketed.  

The City said more information will be provided in early 2022 ahead of the launch of the Red Light Camera Enforcement Program. 

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