New red light cameras will improve safety
Six new cameras have been turned on in Auckland this week to improve safety at high-risk locations.
The new cameras are at:
- Lincoln Road/Swanson Road
- Lincoln Road/Te Pai Place
- Albany Highway/Oteha Valley Road
- Great North Road/Karangahape Road
- Blockhouse Bay Road/New North Road
- Esmonde Road/Fred Thomas Drive.
Auckland Transport's Chief Transport Operations Officer Andrew Allen says, "We have been working closely with the police, the NZ Transport Agency and others groups like the Automobile Association to bring down the number of crashes resulting from red-light running.
"We are sending a clear message by adding more red light safety cameras to the network. You need to stop at red lights and stop risking lives on the road."
The NZ Transport Agency's crash data shows that in Auckland between 2012 and 2016, there were 69 fatal and serious injury crashes caused by red-light running.
Four people died and 79 were seriously injured because someone failed to stop for the red light.