For the past few years, the Region of Peel has been enhancing its red light camera program. It’s a lucrative project, bringing in millions from fines every year.

Currently, there are 28 red light cameras set up, 14 in Brampton and 14 in Mississauga. In 2017 alone, over 16,900 drivers ran through intersections with those red lights — up from 15,193 in 2016.

Of the 14 intersections in Brampton equipped with red light cameras there are three that had the worst records. One is Dixie Road and Orenda Road with cameras catching 935 drivers running lights. The next worst are tied at 887 tickets each in 2017: Queen Street East and Laurelcrest Street West, and Steeles Avenue East and Rutherford Road.

But it turns out Brampton doesn’t have the worst intersection in the region. Peel’s worst intersection for people running red lights is in Mississauga at Derry Road East and Rexwood Road.

The cameras at this intersection caught a whopping 2,756 drivers running red lights in 2017. 1,576 tickets were issued in 2016 and 1,189 in 2017 — making it the worst intersection two years in a row.

Sources – Brampton Guardian

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