4,900 blew camera-guarded red lights in 2015 without getting tickets
Ottawa Citizen

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 14, 2016

Motorists who live outside Ontario were caught burning red lights in Ottawa 4,900 times last year but got away without being fined.

That’s because the City of Ottawa didn’t yet have the legislative power to ticket out-of-province drivers whose vehicles were captured by red-light cameras. The other 17,658 drivers who blew reds at camera intersections in 2015 received tickets.

The city now has the legal power to send rogue, out-of-province drivers the violations thanks to a legislative change that started in January. But to this day, the city still doesn’t have a method to do so.