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Newfoundland to get the green light

ST. JOHN'S Nfld. -- The City of St. John's plans to give the go-ahead for red light camera installation.


ST. JOHN’S Nfld. — The City of St. John’s plans to give the go-ahead for red light camera installation.

The pending year-long pilot project will nail drivers who run red lights with a fine of $100, however, the cameras will not be in all areas of the city.

Mayor, Andy Wells, says he hopes that the project will get the provincial government and legislative support it needs to implement the system.

St. John’s transportation engineer Robin King, says there will have to be an agreement on registered owner liability since drivers cannot be identified with the technology.

King and Wells agree that the project will lead to substantial safety benefits for city and metro area residents, which is the primary focus for the camera installation.

Wells says the installation of the red light camera at the Allandale Road and Prince Phillip Drive intersection, which is considered the worst intersection for traffic accidents within the city, will cost about $200,000. However, he also says the project will be self-funding while reclaiming the fines levied from those running the red lights.


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