Release Date: August 1st, 2019 - 10:49am
Originator: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, District Response Unit, 905 825 4747 ext.2449
Contact: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, District Response Unit, 905 825 4747 ext.2449
Location: Towns of Milton and Halton Hills
Officers from Halton Regional Police Service who patrol the Towns of Milton and Halton Hills will be targeting intersections controlled by traffic signals during the first two weeks of August.
Project "Stop on Red" will mean that more officers will be located at intersections that have high collision rates. The overall aim of the enforcement effort is to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists who face the risk of drivers failing to stop on a red light when turning right.
If a driver is caught by an officer for failing to stop for a red light they can expect to receive a ticket with a set fine of $325 and upon conviction have 3 demerit points added to their licence.
In addition to police enforcement Halton Region operates five red light camera locations in Milton and three in Halton Hills. These locations are:
Town of Milton:
Town of Halton Hills:
If vehicles are caught on camera going through or failing to yield at a red light you will receive a ticket. The set fine is $325. Tickets arrive in the mail or are personally served to you. You have 45 days to pay a mailed ticket and 30 days for a personally served ticket.
The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.
Members of the public are reminded that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 9-1-1 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver.
The Service's Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.