Peel Region has been growing its red light camera program in Brampton and Mississauga for a while, and chances are you pass through intersections with cameras regularly.
But it turns out, getting a ticket from a red light camera isn’t as simple as just going through a red light at an intersection that has red light cameras. There are other ways to get a ticket.
Nobody wants to get that dreaded ticket in the mail, which is usually upwards of about $300. But just because you aren’t going through the intersection on a red doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
You can also get a ticket if you don’t make a full stop before turning right at a red light too. MTO’s driver handbook says, “you may make a right turn facing a red light as long as you first come to a complete stop and wait until the way is clear.”
Currently, 11 intersections in Brampton are equipped with red light cameras as part of Peel Region’s program. 15 intersections in Mississauga are also outfitted with cameras.
The region implemented the program to help decrease fatal collisions at intersections and it brings in millions a year through fines paid out by culprits across Peel.
So the next time you’re tempted to speed through an intersection without stopping before you turn right, even when the way is clear, think about the potential $325 ticket to keep you in check.