Auckland Transport have announced that five more red light camera sites are now in operation.
Five new Red Light Camera sites have gone live in Auckland.
Auckland Transport selected the sites on the basis of NZ Transport Agency analysis, which identified intersections where red light cameras would likely enhance road safety.
The sites are part of wider programmes to encourage safer driving. Auckland Transport initiated a “Red Means Stop” education and enforcement campaign supported by the Police, and a follow up campaign is now in force.
In addition to Auckland Transport’s Red Light Camera sites, Police are preparing to run two digital, dual function cameras capable of recording vehicles that run red lights and/or speed through intersections. Infrastructure has been installed and they are currently going through a period of rigorous testing.
“Red light running is an issue of great concern in Auckland,” says Karen Hay, Community and Road Safety Manager at Auckland Transport. “We are pleased to be working with Police and our road safety partners on this initiative to both educate road users and enforce dangerous driving behaviours. We all need to take care at intersections to reduce the risk of someone getting killed or seriously injured. ”
The cameras are located
|Intersection||Owner||Infrastructure installation||Camera in trial mode||Camera in enforcement mode|
|Auckland CBD – Halsey Street & Fanshawe Street||Auckland Transport||December 2014||December 2014||20 February 2015|
|Avondale – Ash Street & Rosebank Road||Auckland Transport||December 2014||December 2014||20 February 2015|
|Pakuranga – Pigeon Mountain & Pakuranga Road||Auckland Transport||December 2014||December 2014||20 February 2015|
|East Tamaki – Te Irirangi Drive & Smales Road||Auckland Transport||December 2014||December 2014||20 February 2015|
|East Tamaki – Chapel Road & Stancombe Road||Auckland Transport||December 2014||December 2014||20 February 2015|
|Lambie Drive Interchange (east-bound off-ramp)||Police||December 2014||January 2015||2015|
|Botany – Te Irirangi & Tī Rakau Drives||Police||December 2014||January 2015||2015|
This will hopefully help to make these intersections (and others) safer.