Smile, youre on ISC camera.
Four more Intersection Safety Cameras have gone live in Richmond as a part of a joint effort on behalf of the police, provincial government and ICBC to curb accidents at intersections.
That brings the total of intersections in Richmond equipped with ISCs to eight, with a nineth scheduled to be put in by the end of the year.
"We're committed to making our roads safer. Every day on average, about 250 crashes occur at intersections in B.C., so we all need to use extra caution when approaching intersections. Set an example by making smart driving decisions it can have a significant influence on others," said Fiona Temple, ICBCs director of road safety.
According to ICBC, over 40 per cent of police-attended accidents occur at intersections. And accidents at intersections are often more serious because they involve high speed and right angle or t-bone crashes.
"We're sending a clear message with the ISC program. Dangerous drivers will not get away with putting others at risk," said Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap.
Intersection Safety Camera Locations
- No. 3 Road at Blundell Road
- Alderbridge Way at Shell Road
- Garden City Road at Cambie Road
- Cambie Road at No. 5 Road
- Blundell Road at Gilbert Road
- Westminster Hwy at No. 3 Road
- No. 5 Road at Westminster Hwy
- Westminster Hwy at Garden City Road
The upgraded program will see digital cameras placed at 140 of B.C.s highest-risk intersections by the end of the year. The goal of the ISC program is to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities, not to generate ticket-revenues.
Signs are prominently posted at the intersections to advise drivers that ISC cameras are in place.
All traffic fine revenue will continue to be distributed among B.C. municipalities to help them enhance their policing and community-based public programs, regardless of the number of cameras within their community or how many tickets they issue.
Aggressive driving at intersections is extremely dangerous more than 40 per cent of police-attended crashes happen at intersections. The ISC program is helping make our roads safer by targeting those drivers who choose to put others lives at risk, said Superintendent Mike Diack of the RCMPs B.C. Traffic Services.