The City of Guelph uses red light cameras (RLCs) as a tool to help reduce the number of vehicles running red lights. Red light cameras align with our Community Road Safety Strategy by helping to improve the safety and efficiency of Guelph’s transportation system, support what we heard from our community through Guelph’s Community Plan, and support our goal to reduce collision severity through the Strategic Plan.
Running a red light is more likely to cause significant injury than any other type of collision. Red light cameras help decrease the severity of injuries from collisions by reducing right-angle collisions and cars running red lights. Studies show that red-light violation rates can decrease by almost 50 per cent within a few months of camera installation and that right-angle collisions can be reduced by 27 per cent.
Camera locations are chosen based on previous collisions at a given intersection and geometric conditions such as sightlines blocked by trees or hydro poles, driveway placement, hills and overhead power cables. The cameras operate 24 hours per day/7 days per week (24/7) and takes 2 photographs of vehicles that enter into the intersection after the traffic signal turns red. The first is of the vehicle at the stop bar and the second is the vehicle in the intersection.
We are installing six (6) red light cameras (RLCs) in 2021 in Guelph. One camera per ward, at the following locations:
- Wellington Street East at Wyndham Street South
- Eramosa Road at Stevenson Street North
- Speedvale Avenue West at Dawson Road
- Imperial Road at Willow Road
- Scottsdale Drive at Stone Road West
- Clair Road West at Gordon Street
For more information
519-822-1260 extension 3414