Automated Enforcement is a tool that uses technology to alter driver behaviour by enforcing the applicable traffic law. In the City of Toronto, Automated Enforcement is used to reduce the prevalence of excessive speeding and the running of red lights to improve roadway safety for all road users, especially our most vulnerable (school-aged children, older adults, people on bicycles and motorcyclists). It is designed to work in tandem with other methods and strategies, including engineering measures, education initiatives and traditional police enforcement.

  • Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) is a system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.
  • A Red Light Camera (RLC) is a camera that captures an image of a vehicle which has entered an intersection in spite of the traffic signal indicating red (during the red phase). Generally, the camera is triggered when a vehicle enters the intersection (passes the stop-bar) after the traffic signal has turned red.