The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices issued a total of 22,635 tickets in April, the fifth month of enforcement at the second round of locations.
Between April 1 and April 30, the device on Sheppard Avenue East, west of Don Mills Road, issued the most tickets at 3,706, or 16 per cent of all tickets.
The highest fine of $718 was issued to the owner of a vehicle travelling at 99 km/h in a 50 km/h speed limit zone on Sheppard Avenue East, west of Don Mills Road.
According to the data, there were 1,506 repeat offenders during the month of April. The most frequent repeat offender received a combined total of 15 tickets for speeding on both Doris Avenue, north of Spring Garden Avenue, and Sheppard Avenue East, west of Don Mills Road.
The devices issued a total of 30,466 tickets in March with 2,501 repeat offenders.
All 50 devices started enforcement at the third round of locations at the beginning of June to help reduce speeding at more areas with safety concerns, encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. Signs have been posted at all new locations to warn drivers in advance.
Enforcement data for May will be available in the coming weeks.
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. Under Provincial regulations, there is no set fine for instances where a vehicle has exceeded the posted speed limit by 50 km/h or more. Instead, a summons will be issued to the registered vehicle owner to appear before a Justice of the Peace.
ASE tickets do not incur any demerit points and do not affect a person’s driving record.
Sites are selected primarily based on data that indicate where speed and collision challenges exist near schools in Community Safety Zones. View map of all current and planned locations.
The ASE 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 ASE devices are installed citywide 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, how to settle fees and how to request an ASE device.
“Automated Speed Enforcement is one more tool the City is using to make our streets safer for everyone. The cameras are out in 50 locations across Toronto enforcing speed limits seven days a week, along with the new Toronto Police Vision Zero Traffic Enforcement Unit. The message to drivers is simple: slow down, obey the speed limit or you will be caught and ticketed. It is encouraging to see a drop in the number of tickets issued by these cameras between March and April – it shows they are having an impact in these locations. These enforcement measures are on top of the Vision Zero road safety work we are continuing to do including: designing and building safer streets, deploying new pedestrian head start traffic signals, and lowering speed limits.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Automated Speed Enforcement is intended to deter speeding and encourage responsible driving. For the safety of our communities, everyone must obey the rules of the road and drivers must stay within the posted speed limit.”
– Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee
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