If you’re photographed by this camera, chances are you won’t be smiling.
Mission’s busiest intersection is now equipped with a red light camera as the province launches the third phase of B.C.’s Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) program.
Lougheed Highway and Cedar Valley Connector has been designated as one B.C.’s 140 highest-risk intersections.
According to government statistics, there have been 232 injuries resulting from an average 75 crashes per year between 2002 and 2008 at the intersection.
“The expansion of the Intersection Safety Camera program means we are better equipped to hold reckless drivers more accountable,” said Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton in a government press release.
The stated goal of the ISC program is to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities, not to generate ticket revenues.
Sites were selected with ICBC data based on where cameras are suspected they will be the most effective in reducing serious crashes. Signs will accompany ISC cameras at selected intersections giving drivers advanced warning.
All traffic fine revenue will be distributed back to B.C. municipalities to help them enhance their policing and community-based public programs, according to the press release.
The third phase of ISC cameras means 105 of the 140 cameras are now live, with all cameras expected to be operational by year’s end.
A red light camera locations map can be found on www.icbc.com.