Red light camera to be deployed at Garrison Road intersection

Niagara Region’s Vision Zero Road Safety Initiative is adding a red light camera at the intersection of Garrison Road and Pettit Road / Daytona Drive.

This program aims to eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries and received unanimous approval from all 12 Niagara municipalities.

Unlike other elements of the program, these cameras only detect vehicles entering the intersection after the light turns red; they do not monitor speed.

While turning right on a red is permitted after a full stop, the red light camera will take pictures of vehicles that turn right on red without coming to a complete stop behind the line.

Drivers already in the intersection when the light turns red are exempt and won’t be ticketed. This includes those who must complete their left turn even if the light is red.

Those who are caught committing these violations by the camera will receive a ticket in the mail 3-4 weeks after the offence. A provincial offences officer will review the images before issuing a ticket.

Running a red light camera results in a $325 fine, including surcharge and court costs. There are no demerit points and red light camera tickets usually don’t affect insurance, but it’s always best to check with the provider.

Fort Erie can expect the Garrison Road camera to be operational within a few weeks. Other cameras are already coming online across Niagara beginning tomorrow.

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