Saskatoon has a new red light camera, and drivers are now on warning.
The new camera, snapping pictures 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has been installed at the intersection of 33rd Street and Idylwyld Drive.
Where are the red light cameras?
- 33rd Street and Idylwyld Drive
- Preston Avenue and 8th Street
- Warman Road and 51st Street
- Avenue C and Circle Drive
Starting today, and for the next 30 days, if your car is in the intersection when it’s not supposed to be you will receive a warning letter in the mail. After December 20th, drivers who disobey the signal will have to pay a fine of $230.
In a news release, the city’s Director of Transportation Angela Gardiner said that, “the red light camera safety program is alerting drivers to pay attention and stop on red.” “I am pleased with the success of our program so far, and look forward to continued improvement that we expect to see with the addition of these new cameras and changing driver behaviour.”
As evidence of the program’s effectiveness, the city cites program data which shows a 15 per cent reduction in injury and fatality rates and a 22 per cent reduction in right angle crashed collisions at red light camera locations compared to other busy intersections in the city.
City of Saskatoon video about red light camera program: