Calgary to introduce more red light cameras

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CALGARY, Alta. — The City of Calgary is considering increasing the number of red light cameras six-fold across the city.

The controversial cameras will be increased from four to 24 in order to help slow drivers at high-collision intersections.

Alderman Ray Jones supports the idea, but he admits, “I can just hear what the public will say: ‘Oh, no. Another cash cow.'”

If the plan goes ahead, the 24 cameras will rotate through 84 different intersections that have been identified as problem areas.

Calgary was the first Canadian city to install red light cameras earlier this year, and they current cameras average seven tickets a day each, raising thousands of dollars in city revenues.

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