We want safer intersections for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Intersection safety is everyone's responsibility - make sure you do your bit to be onto it at intersections.

(onto it red light banner) 

Intersection safety is an issue on Christchurch roads due to a range of factors including high traffic volumes and challenging intersections.

Over the past five years there's been 393 serious crashes at Christchurch intersections. This is mainly due to drivers failing to give way and poor observation.

 

We've installed red light cameras at the intersections of Gasson Street/Madras Street/Moorhouse Avenue and Manchester Street/Pilgrim Place/Moorhouse to deter red light running. 

Police will use the cameras to issue infringement tickets of $150 for drivers who run red lights.

Work is underway by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency(external link) to identify potential future camera sites.