The provincial government is cracking down on anyone who drives above the speed limit.
Starting this summer, 35 intersections across the Lower Mainland 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.
Between 2012 and 2016, BC’s Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) program found that more than 10,000 vehicles per year go at least 30 km/h above the posted speed limit.
Not only that, but the majority of crashes on BC roads actually take place at intersections.
“We have a record number of crashes happening – more than 900 a day in our province – and about 60% of the crashes on our roads are at intersections,” says Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
“The previous government only saw fit to activate each safety camera for up to six hours a day and to only target red-light runners,” he continues. “We’ve moved quickly to fully activate the red-light cameras, and now we’re adding speed enforcement.”
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 constantly monitored by the ISC, however, and may be subject to change in the future.
The speed cameras will be located in the following areas:
The following is an interactive map that shows the locations of all safety cameras throughout British Columbia.