Nine new "intersection safety cameras" are now fully operational in Richmond.
The cameras - installed as part of a program initiated by the provincial government, police and ICBC - have been rolling out across B.C. during the fall.
Then Richmond locations are:
- Cambie and No. 5 roads;
- No. 3 and Blundell roads;
- Gilbert and Blundell roads;
- No. 3 Road at Westminster Highway;
- No. 5 Rd at Westminster Highway;
- Garden City Road at Westminster Highway;
- Alderbridge Way at Shell Road;
- Garden City and Cambie roads;
- Garden City Road at Alderbridge Way.
The program, which involved 140 cameras being installed province-wide, was put together to reduce crashes at intersections - often more serious because they involve high speed and right angle or side impact crashes.
Rob Howard, MLA for Richmond Centre, said that the move was made to deter aggressive drivers.
"Somewhere in the neighbourhood of 230 crashes take place at intersections in B.C. every day on average. Reducing this number is what intersection safety cameras are all about," he added.
The sites were selected based on where cameras will be the most effective in reducing serious crashes, severe injuries and fatalities.
Signs are prominently posted at the intersections to advise drivers that the cameras are in place.