The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices issued a total of 15,175 tickets between August 6 and September 5, the second month of issuing tickets to vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. The program began enforcement on July 6.
During this period, the ASE device on Renforth Drive near Lafferty Street (Ward 2 – Etobicoke Centre) issued the most tickets at 1,534, or 10 per cent of all tickets.
The highest fine of $682 was issued to four vehicles travelling at 86 km/h in 40 km/h speed limit zones by the devices on:
According to the data, the number of repeat offenders during the second month of issuing tickets was 1,198. The three most frequent repeat offenders each received seven tickets for speeding at Bicknell Avenue, south of Avon Drive (Ward 5 – York South-Weston); Caledonia Road, north of Rogers Road (Ward 9 – Davenport) and Murison Boulevard, near Curtis Crescent (Ward 25 – Scarborough-Rouge Park).
During the first month of enforcement, the ASE devices issued a total of 22,301 tickets to speeding vehicles and detected 2,239 repeat offenders.
The total payable fine amount includes a set fine, which is determined by Schedule D under the Provincial Offences Act, a victim fine surcharge and applicable court costs. Automated Speed Enforcement tickets do not incur any demerit points and do not affect a person’s driving record.
The Automated Speed Enforcement program aims to increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. The 50 devices are installed city-wide on local, collector and arterial roads in Community Safety Zones near schools. Each ward has two ASE devices that capture and record images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. Signage has been installed in advance of all ASE locations so that motorists are aware of their presence.
Data for the third month of issuing tickets will be released next week.
More information about the program and a map of all locations is available at toronto.ca/ASE. Anyone who receives an Automated Speed Enforcement ticket can view images of their offence online using the City’s Court Case Look Up application.
Residents with program-specific complaints, comments or questions should call 311 or email email@example.com. Ticket holders should refer to the information on their ticket or visit the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 webpage for updates on Court Services’ available online options at toronto.ca/COVID19.
“This data continues to show the need for automated speed enforcement across our city. These speed cameras are focused on roads around schools to help keep kids safe. For drivers, the simplest way to avoid getting a ticket is to slow down and obey the speed limit. Deploying automated speed enforcement is just one part of our Vision Zero Road Safety plan that includes road redesign, lowering speed limits on hundreds of kilometres of streets, and other data driven interventions.”
– Mayor John Tory
“The data for the second month of enforcement shows us that speeding is still an issue in our city. Automated Speed Enforcement will not only reduce speed-related collisions, but it will also enhance quality of life for our communities. Speed cameras deter speeding, increase compliance, and improve overall road safety. More importantly, they fit right into our Vision Zero agenda.”
– Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 6 – York Centre)
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