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Majority of British Columbians in favour of speed cameras: poll

Last Updated Jul 10, 2019 at 11:16 pm PDT

A B.C. photo radar camera. (Source: CityNews Vancouver)
Summary

A recent survey suggests a strong majority of people in BC are in favor of using speed cameras

The province announced plans earlier this year to activate a number of cameras at various intersections in B.C.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Are you in favor of the province’s plan to activate speed cameras in intersections around B.C.? If so, it appears you’re in the majority.

A recent poll from Research Co. suggests about 68 per cent of those surveyed approve of using the technology to catch drivers speeding through intersections.

RELATED: Automated speed cameras coming to B.C. roads this summer

The province has already announced plans to update 35 existing red-light cameras, to also catch drivers speeding through yellow, and green lights at certain intersections.

If you get caught, a speeding ticket will be mailed to your house.

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The poll suggests support is highest amongst women, and people over 55.

It doesn’t matter if you drive, or not; about 72 per cent of people surveyed who don’t drive give the plans thumbs up, while about 66-percent of people who drive at least 5-days per week also agree.