British Columbia, Canada: Speed enforcement added to intersection cameras at five locations in Vancouver and Surrey

Drivers zipping through the intersection of Renfrew Street and Grandview Highway in Vancouver or 96th Avenue and 132nd Street in Surrey will want to keep a closer eye on their speed from now on.

As of Monday, those are two of five locations where speed-enforcement has been added to intersection traffic cameras, the province said, bringing the total to 20 of 35 that the Ministry of Transportation wanted in place by the spring.

“What we’re looking forward to being able to see is what impact on the outcome of reducing collisions and fatalities at those intersections (the cameras will have),” said Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord, chairman of the traffic-safety committee for the B.C. Association of Police Chiefs.

To date, the province has only published statistics for the first three months of the program, between July and September 2019, when just five cameras were in operation. Those five cameras, however, generated 2,370 speeding tickets, Dubord said, with the fastest car clocked at 174 km/h in an 80-km/h zone.