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North Shore residents support more photo radar, poll finds

Two out of three North Shore residents say they are open to or fully in support of more speed cameras.
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Automated speed enforcement cameras used in British Columbia, May 2019.

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A majority of North Shore residents are open to the return of photo radar, or fully in support of it, according to a recent poll.

Still, a sizable chunk has no interest in automated speed enforcement coming back in any greater fashion.

North Shore News polled 1,681 North Shore News readers and asked the question: Would you like to see more photo radar for speeding enforcement?

The poll ran from July 6 to July 25 on our website. Of the 1,681 votes, we can determine that 670 are from within the North Shore community. The full results are as follows:

Yes, automatic fines will teach people to slow down. 32.09% local, 29.21% total    
Only if it is used in areas where speeding is a serious problem. 36.12% local, 32.66% total    
No, photo radar is just a cash grab. 31.79% local, 38.13% total    
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The North Shore has one automated speed enforcement camera at the intersection of Capilano Road and Marine Drive – one of 35 intersections in the province to have red light cameras upgraded for photo radar in 2019.

Drivers were nabbed by the camera speeding through Cap and Marine 462 times in 2021, according to RoadSafetyBC, down sharply from the 732 violations tickets issued in 2020.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers who are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error – which measures sample variability – is +/- 2.38%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.