Barrie Police Cool To Red Light Cameras

Report to City Hall Indicates Technology Wouldn't Be Worth The Effort

The Barrie Police Service has put it in writing, it doesn’t think red light cameras are a good fit for the city.

That’s Barrie Police Service Chief Kimberley Greenwood, responding to a report presented to City Hall this week, a report that indicated less than 4% of collisions in Barrie over the last few years were a result of running a red light. Chief Greenwood said while her police service is not recommending red light cameras in the city, the decision isn’t hers to make.

The red light camera report was requested by Barrie City Council back in October, after the province announced legislation that would give municipalities the power to use red light cameras in school and community safety zones.