Red light cam for Albany
There will be no more hiding for drivers who run a red light at a busy Upper Harbour junction.
An Auckland Transport red light camera is now live at Albany Highway and Oteha Valley Rd intersection.
Drivers who run the lights will be liable for a $150 fine.
The camera is one of six new red light cameras at intersections across Auckland.
Three serious and four minor crashes have occurred at the Albany Highway and Oteha Valley Rd intersection over the past five years.
According to NZTA data, between 2012 and 2016, there were a total of 69 fatal and serious injury crashes at signalised intersections due to red light running.
Auckland Transport (AT) spokesman Mark Hannan said the cameras have been installed primarily as deterrents with the goal of eliminating crashes, not revenue collection.
‘‘For AT the best outcome is if no infringements are issues because this means red light running has stopped, and the crash risk is significantly reduced.’’
Cameras are sign-posted to warn drivers they are operating and will be monitored by police.
Police can issue an $150 infringement notice for failing to stop at a red light or yellow light - unless a driver is so close to the intersection they cannot stop safety.
Revenue collected goes to the Government.
If drivers run a red, the fine is $150.