5 automated speed cameras to take effect in Lower Mainland

Jul 29 2019, 4:27 pm

The provincial government has announced that five automated speed cameras will begin operation in the Lower Mainland.

The cameras will be located in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, and Pitt Meadows and are the first of 35 that are expected to be operational by Spring 2020.

Each intersection will have new warning signs and technology installed to ticket anyone driving over the speed limit, whether it’s through a red, yellow, or green light.

The cameras will capture the images and speeds of the fastest vehicles passing through the intersections. The data will then be reviewed by ISC officers before a charge is laid under the Motor Vehicle Act.

In order to discourage speeding at any of these intersections, the provincial government and local police will not be sharing the speed threshold that triggers the new cameras.

Speeds will be monitored by BC’s Intersection Safety Camera Program (ISC) and may be subject to change in the future.