Police focusing on drivers not obeying red lights during May

Traffic focus TRAFFIC CONTROLS

ACT Policing’s traffic focus for May is drivers not obeying red lights at intersections.

Statistics for 2019 have shown that police issued more than 840 infringements and warnings and 3430 fines were issued as a result of fixed cameras at intersections detecting drivers ignoring red lights.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Detective Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said every one of these instances could have resulted in catastrophic injuries.

“From a road safety perspective, it is disappointing that on average, more than 11 drivers a day last year were caught ignoring red lights.

“Every time a driver fails to stop for a red light there is the real chance they will collide with a pedestrian or vehicle that has the green light. Red lights are not negotiable. You must stop for every red light – for your own safety and that of all other road users.

“My message is simple. Do not risk it. Pay attention when driving, be prepared for lights to change and stop every time for the red,” Detective Station Sergeant Boorman said.

 

Location

Infringements issued

Northbourne Avenue/London Circuit

1450

Canberra Avenue/Captain Cook Crescent/Manuka Circle

805

Barry Drive/Marcus Clarke Street

261

Drakeford Drive/Boddington Crescent/Marconi Crescent

199

Hindmarsh Drive/Tuggeranong Parkway

157

Canberra Avenue/Hindmarsh Drive/Newcastle Street

145

Ginninderra Drive/Coulter Drive

109

Hindmarsh Drive/Yamba Drive

107

Hindmarsh Drive/Ball Street

106

Ginninderra Drive/Aikman Drive

99

Fixed intersection camera fines – red lights

3438

 

 

Police issued fines

516

Police issued cautions

326

Total police issued fines and cautions

842

 

 

Total fines and cautions for red light matters in 2019

4280

   

 

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au