Traffic light cameras up and running in Langley

Four of the province’s 140 traffic cameras are now operating at Langley intersections.

The provincial government, police and ICBC announced last week that B.C.’s upgraded and expanded Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) program is now fully installed at all 140 sites.

The cameras are now functioning at Highway 10 at Fraser Highway, Highway 10 at Glover Road, 88 Avenue at 208 Street, and 200 Street and 64 Avenue.

The cameras were installed in an effort to reduce the number of crashes at intersections, which tend to be more serious because they involve high speed and right angle or side impact crashes.

“A large percentage of crashes happen at major intersections, and these locations are all high traffic thoroughfares,” said Langley MLA Mary Polak.

“This program will help us save lives and hold dangerous drivers accountable for their actions.”

Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman added that the expansion of the intersection traffic cameras will go a long way in increasing driver and pedestrian safety in the community.

Fiona Temple, ICBC’s director of road safety, said that the goal of the program is to prevent intersection crashes and injuries, and to save lives by deterring red light runners.

She added that failing to yield the right of way, speeding and inattention are other major factors in intersection crashes.

“Whether you’re a driver, pedestrian or cyclist, do your part — slow down and use extra caution at intersections,” Temple urged.

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