Province adding more intersection cameras

Next time you are diving through one of the busy intersections on the Harvey Avenue, smile, you could be on camera.

Next time you are diving through one of the busy intersections on the Harvey Avenue portion of Highway 97 in Kelowna, smile, you could be on camera.

The province has announced it has expanded B.C.’s intersection safety camera program and now has cameras at 140 sites across, including five major intersections here. Four of them are on the Highway between Banks Road and Gordon Drive.

The cameras are located at Harvey Avenue (Highway 97) at Cooper Road, Gordon Drive and Spall Road as well as Banks Road at Highway 97 and at Dilworth Drive at Springfield Road.

“The goal of this program is to prevent intersection crashes and injuries, and to save lives by deterring red light runners,” said ICBC director of road safety Fiona Temple, who added failing to yield the right-of-way, speeding and inattention are also top factors in intersection crashes.

Kelowna MLA Steve Thomson said the camera will make it easier for police to identify dangerous drivers and hold them accountable.

“The chances of getting away with dangerous driving are now much smaller,” he said.

The increase in the number of red light camera was also praised by the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, who president, Victoria Police chief Jamie Graham said he expects the camera to make roads safer.

“We’ve seen the carnage of intersection crashes,” he said.

 

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