Oh (big) brother: Toronto intersection cameras to quadruple
Looks like Torontonians can expect a surge in intersection cameras and traffic fines soon.
The growth of red-light cameras on Toronto streets got the green light from a council committee yesterday.
If approved by council, the city would rotate 98 cameras among 169 locations by the end of 2009, up from 25 cameras now shared among 37 sites.
The public works committee also supported a request, subject to council approval, to the province to increase fines for running a red light to $500 from $180. Anyone charged would lose five demerit points, up from three, under the proposal.