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7-in-10 British Columbians in favour of automated speed cameras

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Vincent Plana Jul 11, 2019 9:12 am 8,193

This summer, 35 intersections around the Lower Mainland will have speed cameras and automated tickets for anyone driving over the speed limit.

According to the Research Co., it’s a move that the majority of British Columbians are in favour of.

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Results from a recent survey say that seven-in-ten approve of the speeding cameras. The organization says that support for the cameras mostly came from British Columbians aged 55 and over, as well as females.

“Seven-in-ten British Columbians who do not drive are in favour of relying on speed-on-green cameras,” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co. In addition, three-in-five residents who drive five or more days a week, three or four times a week, and once or twice a week are also in favour.”

The announcement to add speed cameras was first made by the provincial government earlier this May. Thirty-five intersections will be equipped with warning signs and technology installed to ticket anyone driving over the speed limit, whether it’s through a red, yellow, or green light.

In order to further 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.

Results from the organization’s survey are based on an online study conducted from June 22 to June 26, 2019, among 800 adults in British Columbia. Data is statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender, and region.

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