Greater Sudbury Mayor and Council decided in August 2021 to move ahead with the installation of six red-light cameras.
A red-light camera (RLC) is an automated system that detects and captures images of vehicles entering an intersection when the traffic light is red. Photographs are not taken when vehicles enter the intersection on a yellow light, or when the signal turns red while a vehicle is already in the intersection.
Camera locations are chosen based on previous collisions at a given intersection. The cameras operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The cameras take two photographs of vehicles that enter into the intersection after the traffic signal turns red, the first is of the vehicle at the stop bar and the second is the vehicle in the intersection.
The RLC program is focused on altering driver behaviour to decrease red-light running and increase safety.
Red-light cameras are identified as a proven safety measure to reduce right angle (T-bone) collisions in intersections.
Images are reviewed by Provincial Offence Officers and then tickets are issued to the owner of the vehicle regardless of who was driving. Upon conviction, the only penalty is a fine – no demerit points will be issued nor will the registered owners’ driving record be impacted.
You can pay a red-light camera fine online, in person at the Provincial Offences Office or by calling 705-674-4455 extension 2299.