Ontario Province: City of Kingston’s red light camera program begins next month

Starting on Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022, the City of Kingston will begin operating red light cameras to enhance public safety at intersections and reduce red light running.

According to a release from the city, red light cameras are part of an automated traffic enforcement system. Cameras installed along the roadway will ticket vehicles that enter an intersection when the traffic signal is red, the city said.

Red light running is one of the causes of angled collisions at intersections – one of the most severe types of vehicle collisions – which can result in serious injury, according to the release. The City said that this program is one of several tools used in conjunction with other road safety strategies, such as police enforcement, to improve driver behaviour and make our streets safer for all road users.