Release Date: September 13th, 2019 - 11:39am
Originator: Sergeant, Sgt. Paul Rudall, 1 District Response Unit, 905 825 4747 ext. 2449
Contact: Sergeant, Sgt. Paul Rudall, 1 District Response Unit, 905 825 4747 ext. 2449
Location: Milton and Halton Hills
Red Light Runners Targeted in Milton and Halton Hills
On average, there is one motor vehicle collision in Halton every week as a result of someone running a red light. Last month, officers from Milton and Halton Hills targeted red light runners in their District in a two-week-long enforcement campaign dubbed "Project Stop on Red".
The following charges were laid over the course of the 14-day campaign:
- 92 individuals were charged with Red light – Fail to stop;
- 2 individuals were charged with Amber light – Fail to stop;
- 1 charge of Red light – Fail to yield to traffic;
- 1 charge of Red light – Proceed before green;
- 8 charges of Red light – Fail to stop – Warnings; and
- 1 charge of Red light – Fail to yield to traffic – Warnings.
The penalty for running a red light is a set fine of $325 with 3 demerit points being added to a licence upon conviction.
During this campaign, intersections without fixed automatic red light cameras were targeted for enforcement.
Halton Red Light Camera Program – Did You Know?
Halton Region operates five red light camera locations in Milton and three red light camera locations in Halton Hills:
Town of Milton:
- Derry Road and Commercial Street/Santa Maria Blvd.
- Derry Road and James Snow Parkway
- Derry Road and Ontario Street
- Derry Road and Savoline Blvd.
- Derry Road and Trafalgar Rd.Town of Halton Hills:
- 10 Side Road and Eighth Line
- 10 Side Road and Ninth Line
- Trafalgar Road and 5 Side RoadIf vehicles are caught on camera going through or failing to yield at a red light, the registered owner of the vehicle 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 encouraged to report driving behaviours that put road users at risk.
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