Nanaimo intersection only one on Vancouver Island to get automated speed camera

Nanaimo intersection only one on Vancouver Island to get automated speed camera

This summer, a camera at Highway 19 and Aulds Road will be able to automatically send a speeding ticket to the registered owner of the vehicle. (Google Maps)

This summer, a camera at Highway 19 and Aulds Road will be able to automatically send a speeding ticket to the registered owner of the vehicle. (Google Maps)

Only one intersection on Vancouver Island will soon have a camera that will automatically send out speeding tickets.

The B.C. government announced Tuesday that thirty-five intersection cameras in B.C., that are already equipped with red-light cameras, will soon get automated speed-detection systems. The government analyzed speed and crash data from 140 intersections with safety cameras and chose 35 “with the greatest potential for further safety gains through automated speed enforcement.”

Starting this summer at the 35 intersections, the B.C. government will begin installing new warning signs and activate the technology that can automatically ticket registered owners of vehicles entering these intersections well over the posted limit on a red, yellow or green light.

The Island Highway (Highway 19) and Aulds Road intersection in Nanaimo is the only one on Vancouver Island that will have the technology.

“We have a record number of crashes happening – more than 900 a day in our province – and about 60% of the crashes on our roads are at intersections,” Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said. “We’ve taken time to systematically pinpoint the locations linked to crashes and dangerous speeds that are best suited to safely catching, ticketing and changing the behaviours of those who cause carnage on B.C. roads.”

According to the government, between 2012 and 2016, the 140 sites in B.C. with red light cameras (that also monitor vehicle speeds) reported an average of 10,500 vehicles a year going at least 30 kilometres per hour over the posted speed limit. The government said speed has been one of the top contributing factors in casualty crashes at these intersections, which have had a combined total of more than 11,500 collisions per year.

“The previous government only saw fit to activate each safety camera for up to six hours a day and to target only red-light runners,” said Farnworth. “We moved quickly to fully activate the red-light cameras, and now we’re adding speed enforcement – because it works, and because we want people who travel through these busy intersections to get where they’re going safely.”

Farnworth said to discourage high speeds at these 35 locations, neither government nor police will disclose the speed threshold that will trigger the new cameras.

“Speed remains a major contributing factor in most serious and fatal collisions,” Cheif Const. Neil Dubord, chair, B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee, said in a statement. “We welcome the government’s initiative of using automated enforcement tools at intersections to provide an effective, safe and impartial way of saving lives and reducing serious injuries on our roadways.”

The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General said the tickets will not result in penalty points and they will not affect the registered owner’s ICBC premium.

Here are all the intersections that will have automated speed cameras:


  • Route 11 at Lonzo Road


  • Kingsway at Boundary Road
  • Kingsway at Royal Oak Avenue
  • Willingdon at Deer Lake


  • Barnet Highway at Mariner Way


  • Nordel Way at 84th Avenue


  • Harvey Avenue at Cooper Road
  • Highway 97 North at Banks Road


  • 200th Street at 64th Avenue
  • Route 10 at Fraser Highway

Maple Ridge:

  • Lougheed Highway at 207th Avenue


  • Island Highway at Aulds Road

North Vancouver:

  •  Marine Drive at Capilano Road

Pitt Meadows:

  • Lougheed Highway at Old Dewdney Trunk Road

Port Coquitlam:

  •  Lougheed Highway at Shaughnessy Street


  • Garden City Road at Cambie Road


  •  128th Street at 88th Avenue
  • 152nd Street at 96th Avenue
  • 152nd Street at King George Boulevard
  • 64th Avenue at 152nd Street
  • 96th Avenue at 132nd Street
  • King George Boulevard at 104th Avenue
  • King George Boulevard at 80th Avenue


  • Boundary Road at East 49th Avenue
  • East Hastings Street at Main Street
  • East Hastings Street at Renfrew Street
  • Grandview Highway at Rupert Street
  • Granville Street at West King Edward Avenue
  • Kingsway at Joyce Street
  • Kingsway at Victoria Drive
  • Knight Street at East 33rd Avenue
  • Oak Street at West 57th Avenue
  • Oak Street at West 70th Avenue
  • Southeast Marine Drive at Kerr Street
  • West Georgia Street at Cardero Street

Here is ICBC’s interactive map shows all intersection safety camera locations throughout B.C.:


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