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Okanagan city councillor wants B.C. cities to have photo radar

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June 10, 2019 - 7:00 AM

WEST KELOWNA - Following on the heels of the province announcing plans to use red light cameras at traffic lights to issue speeding tickets, a West Kelowna city councillor wants the province to let cities set up, and pay for their own photo radar.

Coun. Rick de Jong filed a notice of motion for council to consider at its Tuesday, June 11, meeting that points to the fact the province recently announced it will put cameras at 35 of the highest-risk B.C. intersections, including two in Kelowna.

While the province isn’t using the term photo radar, it is planning to use existing red light cameras to issue speeding tickets. The ticketing will start this summer.

de Jong is asking council to support his motion to have staff draft a resolution to take to the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ annual convention in the fall.

It asks “for provincial permission to implement photo radar on local roads, at the local government expense.”

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