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Ask your questions about red-light cameras

September 18, 2019 -

The City is inviting residents to ask their questions about a potential red-light camera program in Kingston, which is included as a safety measure in the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, endorsed by council earlier this month. A separate report specific to red-light cameras will be presented to Council for consideration later this year, at which time Council will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to move forward with implementing this automated enforcement program.

Red light cameras have been operating in Ontario for almost 20 years and have been proven to improve the level of safety at intersections for all users.

"The red-light camera program specifically addresses one of the emphasis areas identified in the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan; intersections and red-light running," explains Deanna Green, Manager, Traffic Division at the City of Kingston. "Based on current data, we expect the program to result in a 50 per cent reduction in drivers running red lights and a 25 per cent reduction in right-angle collisions."

Beginning today and until Friday, Oct. 11, residents can submit their questions to City staff through the Get Involved Kingston platform. Staff will review and respond to questions as they are received.

The City will host two public information sessions on Monday, Sept. 30 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall at City Hall. Each session will begin with a brief presentation delivered by staff from the Transportation Services Department. A facilitated Q&A session will follow.