The Red Light Safety Program Expands to Include Rolling Right Turns on Red Lights
The City of Regina is expanding the Red Light Safety Program to ensure drivers make a complete stop at a red light before turning right. The expansion of this program will help change driver behaviour, improve pedestrian safety and reduce right turn collisions.
“Through the expansion of the Red Light Safety Program, we are focusing on preventing rolling right turn on red violations because they pose a significant safety risk, particularly for vulnerable road users,” said Chris Warren, Director of Roadways and Transportation. “Drivers can protect pedestrians and cyclists by making a full stop before turning right at all red lights and stop signs.”
The safety camera locations are at the same three intersections within Regina where the program currently exists, which include:
- Albert Street and Saskatchewan Drive
- Albert Street and Parliament Avenue
- Dewdney Avenue and Lewvan Drive
Starting February 1, drivers at all three safety camera locations who fail to stop at the red light before turning right will be issued a warning notice. On April 1, enforcement will begin with $230 tickets issued for this infraction.
“There were 170 collisions in 2023 involving pedestrians and vehicles in our city, seven of which, tragically, resulted in fatalities,” said Sgt. Shannon Gordon of the Regina Police Service Traffic Unit. “Drivers can do their part to keep our roads safe by coming to a complete stop at all red lights and stop signs. One way to encourage that behavior is through the Red Light Safety Program.”
The Red Light Safety Program has helped reduce collisions at most camera locations, according to an SGI evaluation report.
The City of Regina and Regina Police Service will be complementing this new initiative with an education campaign.