The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices issued a total of 9,719 tickets between September 6 and October 6, the third month of tickets being issued to vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.
During this period, the ASE device on Gateway Boulevard (Ward 16, Don Valley East) issued the most tickets at 955, accounting for almost 10 per cent of all tickets.
The highest fine of $706 was issued to a vehicle owner travelling at 78 km/h in 30 km/h speed limit zones by the devices on Bicknell Avenue, South of Avon Drive (Ward 5, York-South Weston).
According to the data, the number of repeat offenders during the third month of issuing tickets was 604. The six most frequent repeat offenders received six tickets for speeding at Patricia Avenue, West of Homewood Avenue (Ward 18 Willowdale).
The program has now been issuing tickets for three months. During the first full month of enforcement, July 6 to August 5, ASE devices issued a total of 22,301 tickets to speeding vehicles and detected 2,239 repeat offenders. During the second month, from August 6 to September 5, the devices issued 15,175 tickets and identified 1,198 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. ASE tickets do not incur any demerit points and do not affect a person’s driving record.
All 50 ASE devices will be moved to new locations starting this week to address a greater number of areas with safety concerns and to encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect. Signage has been posted at all new locations to warn drivers in advance. Warning letters in lieu of tickets will not be issued.
The 50 new locations are:
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.
More information about the program and a map of all locations is available at www.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 at http://secure.toronto.ca/CourtCaseLookUp/welcome.jsf.
Residents with program-specific complaints, comments or questions should call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.toronto.ca/COVID19.
“The Automated Speed Enforcement program is working. Each month, fewer drivers were caught speeding in school and community safety zones where they’ve been placed, and they are helping to keep vulnerable people, especially school children, in these communities safer. It’s clear that more people are changing their driving behaviour and I hope that moving these devices to new locations in November will see the same encouraging and almost immediate results.”
– Mayor John Tory
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