‘Ottawa’ Fake Traffic Cams Not a Good Idea, City Says
The city doesn’t recommend faking out motorists with phony red-light cameras.
It was an idea raised during an agriculture and rural affairs committee meeting in February as councillors learned about the city’s plans for road and pedestrian safety.
What if, some wondered, the city built boxes that look like red-light camera housings but, in fact, don’t contain a camera at all?
Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley asked staff about the potential for mock cameras in Ottawa. Residents like red-light cameras because they help prevent the dangerous T-bone crashes, Hubley said Monday.
“I wanted to start the movement to get some real red-light cameras,” Hubley said.
Hubley pointed out Terry Fox and Palladium Drives cracked the Top 10 list of intersections with the most crashes in 2014, but there is no red-light camera. He wants the city to do an analysis of the types of collisions there.