Driving & Traffic

Traffic Safety Tools

Red Light Cameras

The Red Light Camera program is designed to modify aggressive driving behaviour & increase awareness of the dangers of running red lights.
Learn more about Red light cameras

Image of Dynamic Speed Sign installed on the roadDynamic Speed Signs

Dynamic Speed Signs function as an educational tool for residents and motorists to raise awareness about motor vehicle speeds. The equipment is for information purposes only and does not issue speeding tickets.
Learn more about Dynamic speed signs

Traffic Signs

New traffic signs, as well as damaged or missing signs are regularly installed. Request for new traffic signs, pavement markings, crosswalks, speed limit changes and other traffic safety improvements can be made by the public.
Learn more about Traffic signs

Traffic Signals

Full traffic signals are traditional green-amber-red displays for all directions of approaching traffic. Full signals are usually installed when intersections have delays and back-ups under two-way or all-way stops, often due to too much traffic.
Learn more about Traffic signals

Statistical Data

  • On average, 3,600 reportable collisions occur each year on Hamilton roadways - a figure that has remained consistent since 2008
  • In 2017, 1,681 of these collisions involved injuries and 16 resulted in fatality
  • Speeding and aggressive driving are the leading causes of collisions and fatalities
Violations 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (Jan to Mar)
Speeding 37,164 26,422 34,916 29,324 30,634 27,145 8,273
Distracted Driving 4,864 3,329 2,065 1,460 1,039 403 102
Stunt Driving 60 45 36 31 51 57 15
Following Too Close 150 131 151 144 127 93 12
Careless Driving 1,044 1,139 1,080 1,060 1,031 1,051 214
Disobeying Traffic Light 740 636 666 638 565 471 123
Disobeying Stop Sign 2,637 2,453 2,341 2,145 1,528 1,652 282
Violation Totals By Year 51,318 48,585 46,536 36,929 39,423 34,976 10,080