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The BC government is taking action at certain provincial intersections that have a high number of speed-related crashes. This will be done by upgrading the existing red-light camera program to identify and ticket the fastest vehicles. Working to reduce crashes at these intersections will also have a positive impact on ICBC's claims costs, and will help keep rates affordable for British Columbians.
In the coming months, analysis of crash and speed data will inform decisions about activating Intersection Safety Cameras(ISCs) for speed enforcement. New signs will warn approaching drivers about this enhanced intersection enforcement.
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said, "This is about slowing down the fastest drivers at intersections where we know that speed is a factor in causing accidents, so everyone on these busy corridors will be safer. There is very little public sympathy for those who flout the law and speed excessively through known, high-crash intersections. The signs will be there to warn you. If you ignore them and put others in danger, you will be ticketed."
An average of 84 crashes happen at each Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) site each year. Speed is a top contributing factor in crashes, with an average of 10,500 vehicles going at least 30 km/h over the posted speed limit at each ISC site annually.
The latest statistics for Kelowna's Intersection Safety Camera locations:
Highway 97 and Spall Road - 92 collisions per year
Highway 97 and Cooper - 70
Dilworth and Springfield - 67
Highway 97 and Banks - 64
Highway 97 and Gordon - 51