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Red Light Cameras

The goal of the Red Light Camera Enforcement Program is to improve driver and pedestrian safety by reducing the number of right angle collisions at intersections. The Red Light Program is expected to change driver behaviour and reduce the number and severity of these collisions across York Region.

 

Recent statistics show that red light cameras are reducing the number of right angle collisions by more than 70 per cent, at intersections equipped with cameras.  Right angle collisions account for eight per cent of all collisions in York Region.  Intersections with a high number of right angle collisions are prioritized for camera installation because right angle collisions are the most serious. The red light camera program expanded to 40 locations in 2017. The program is a key element of the Region’s Traffic Safety Program and continues to support community health and well-being.


York Region 40 Active Red Light Camera Sites

(updated September 22, 2020)

Location
Intersection
1
Davis Drive and Ashton Road / Carlson Drive
2
Highway 27 and Langstaff Road
3
Highway 7 and Yonge Street Connecting Road
4
Highway 7 and Vaughan Valley Boulevard / Roybridge Gate
5
Highway 7 and Bathurst Street Connecting Road
6*
Bathurst Street and King Road
7
Dufferin Street and King Road
8
Green Lane East and Leslie Street
9
The Queensway South and Metro Road South / Morton Avenue
10
Wellington Street West / Wellington Street East and Yonge Street
11
Bloomington Road and Woodbine Avenue
12
Davis Drive and Woodbine Avenue
13
14th Avenue and Birchmount Road
14
Bathurst Street and 18th Sideroad/St. John's Sideroad
15
Bayview Avenue and Crosby Avenue/Redstone Road
16
Bayview Avenue and Mulock Drive
17 Bloomington Avenue and Ninth Line
18
Bloomington Road and Kennedy Road
19
Elgin Mills Road and Enford Road / Yorkland Street
20 Green Lane East and Main Street North / 2nd Concession Road
21
Highway 7 and Islington Avenue
22
Keele Street and Doney Crescent / Jardin Drive
23
Keele Street and King Road
24
Keele Street and Kirby Road
25
McCowan Road and 16th Avenue
26*
Ninth Line and Bur Oak Avenue
27
Pine Valley Drive and Willis Road / Chancellor Drive
28
Ravenshoe Road and Warden Avenue
29
Rutherford Road and Sweetriver Boulevard
30
Stouffville Road and Bayview Avenue
31
Warden Avenue and Carlton Road / Baycliffe Road
32*
Wellington Street East and Bayview Avenue
33
Weston Road and Rowntree Dairy Road / Colossus Drive
34
Woodbine Avenue and 16th Avenue
35
Woodbine Avenue and Ravenshoe Road
36
Woodbine Avenue and Steelcase Road
37
Yonge Street and Jefferson Forest Drive / Tower Hill Road
38
Highway 7 and Red Maple Road
39
Warden Avenue and 14th Avenue
40
Weston Road and Rutherford Road
** Highway 7 and Weston Road
** Highway 7 and Jane Street
** Islington Avenue and Rutherford Road

*   Expected to be decommissioned in Fall 2020.
** Under image testing. Expected to be in operation in Fall 2020.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is red light running?
A.
It is a violation that occurs when a driver enters an intersection after the signal light has turned red.

Q. What if I am making a left turn and the light turns red when my vehicle is still in the intersection?
A.
  Drivers already at an intersection when the signal changes to red (when waiting to turn, for example) are not considered red light runners.

Q. Do red light cameras replace police officers at intersections?
A.
No. Red light cameras do not replace police officers. The red light cameras are being used to help police efforts in discouraging motorists from running red lights. Police enforcement is a substantial component of the program.

Q. Do the cameras photograph every vehicle passing through an intersection?
A.
The cameras are set to photograph vehicles that enter an intersection after the light has turned red. Vehicles that enter yellow and are within the intersection when the light changes to red, are not photographed. The program photographs vehicles that enter an intersection only after the signal has turned red.

Q. Who reviews the photographs before motorists are ticketed?
A.
Trained officers review every picture to verify information and ensure that the vehicle is in violation. Tickets are mailed to vehicle owners only in cases where it is clear that the vehicle ran the red light.

Q. Who receives a ticket for running a red light detected by a camera system?
A.
The registered license plate holder receives the ticket, regardless of who was driving the vehicle.

Q. What is the penalty for running a red light based on evidence obtained by a camera system?
A.
As of January 1, 2010 the set fine for running a red light detected by a camera system was increased to $260 plus a $60 victim surcharge and a $5 court cost. The total payable is now $325. Demerit points are not issued with violations detected by the red light camera system.

Q. What is the penalty for running a red light if caught by a police officer?
A.
The set fine for running a red light when caught by a police officer is $325. Failure to stop for a red light where a police officer issues a ticket results in three demerit points.

Q. Where do the fines go?
A.
$265 goes to York Region and the Province of Ontario collects $60 as a Victim Fine Surcharge.

Q. Do red light cameras violate privacy?
A.
In consultation with the Privacy Commissioner, every attempt has been made to minimize capturing members of the public in the photos. In the event that members of the public are inadvertently captured on film, it will not be possible to identity them from the photos included on the tickets.

Q. What is the cost of a red light camera?
A.
A red light camera system costs approximately $100,000.

Q. Who supplies the cameras? How big are the cameras? What is their location relative to the intersection?
A.
The system supplier is Traffipax. The camera is an industrial digital camera, manufactured for unattended operation in an outdoor environment. The cameras are housed in a one half metre by one half metre by one half metre enclosure. The cameras are mounted on a pole, approximately 20 metres in advance of the intersection and are mounted approximately 3.6 metres above the ground.

Q. What other countries use red light cameras?
A.
Photographic detection devices are used extensively in many other countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Cameras are also used in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec.



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