The information shows that 48,512 tickets have been issued between January 2012 and June 6, 2013, generating more than million in fines for the city.

Readers can explore this data set through our interactive dashboard , or download the data for their own offline analysis.

These conclusions derive from 18 months of data on the city’s red-light cameras obtained through a Star freedom of information request.

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“I’m for sure fighting my ticket,” said 45-year-old Kris Nankoo, who owns a Mississauga freight company. Nankoo claims a large trailer obscured his employee’s view of the traffic lights.

Now he’s paying $150 to a company to fight the ticket on his behalf.

“You shouldn’t be running red lights, but there are circumstances in which heavy trucks cannot stop in time like a regular car, owing to whatever weight they’re carrying,” said Nankoo.

“Often it’s actually more dangerous to try and stop a large truck in an instant.” He wasn’t aware of the infraction until a couple of weeks later, when an offence notice and photograph of the violation arrived in the mail.

In Ontario, it’s the registered licence plate holder who receives the ticket, regardless of who was driving the vehicle.

“The fine amount of 0 is just ridiculous; it’s just a cash grab,” Nankoo said.

Found at intersections around the city, the camera system has been a money-maker for Toronto since 2010.

But beware: 138 appeals ended up costing the vehicle owner more when the judge raised the set fine.

And 6,721 of the tickets have no fine amount attributed to them, indicating they were successfully appealed or are possibly still pending trial.