Red Light Cameras In Barrie? Not Yet

City council awaiting report from police

The lens cap remains on red light cameras for Barrie. City Council last night received one report on their usefulness and will await another from police before debating the matter further. Mayor Jeff Lehman, while acknowledging less than 4 per cent of collisions at intersections are due to drivers running a red light, points out such collisions can be very dangerous. Safety, he says, is the driving force behind the cameras, not revenue, noting the cameras are costly to purchase and maintain, but if they help save lives, so be it.

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