London-Middlesex is in the Red/Control category of the Provincial Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework. A number of City facilities have reopened to the public for in-person programs and services.
Motorists running red lights account for hundreds of collisions each year in our city. Red light cameras are one tool the City uses to help reduce collisions at intersections.
No. The camera will only record vehicles that run a red light and will not photograph motorists who enter on a green or amber signal.
If a red light camera determines that a motorist will enter an intersection on the red, then a photo is taken before it goes through.
The camera takes a second photo once the vehicle does enter the intersection.
Both photographs show a red traffic signal, when the picture was taken, the length of the amber signal, how long the light has been red and the speed of the vehicle.
The City will not penalize motorists already in an intersection when the signal changes to red (for example, if they are waiting to turn.)
The fine for this violation is $325. The infraction notice is sent to the registered vehicle owner via mail and this person is responsible for paying the fine.
A motorist will not trigger a camera if they follow all the rules concerning a red light right turn.
Red-light cameras will not capture a picture of the driver or of any passengers.