Watch Your Speed Program (WYSP)
The City’s four portable units are rotated throughout the City on a weekly basis throughout the year. You can suggest a location by requesting a sign using the form at the top of this page. Local Councillors, the City’s Transportation Services staff and the Toronto Police Service also issue requests for these signs. The equipment is for information purposes only and does not issue speeding tickets.
The Watch Your Speed Program (WYSP) uses devices called speed display signs or driver feedback signs which contain a radar device and an LED display. The speed display sign, along with a regulatory speed sign is mounted to a trailer. The radar measures the speeds of oncoming vehicles and the LED sign displays their speeds to the passing motorists, thereby reminding them to check their speeds and to obey speed limits.
The signs can be placed on any residential street with no more than two lanes of traffic in each direction, except major arterial roadways. Each location must be examined and meet a set of criteria to ensure safety and effectiveness before being scheduled for WYSP.
The program operates for five days continuously from Monday to Friday. If the program is scheduled on a week with a statutory holiday falling on Monday or Friday, the program will operate on the remaining weekdays.
The personal information you are asked to provide is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, s. 136©. The information is used by District Traffic Operations and Watch Your Speed Program staff of the Transportation Services Division to contact you to advise you of the eligibility of your requested location for the Watch Your Speed Program. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Senior Engineer, Traffic Safety Unit, Transportation Services at 5th Floor – 703 Don Mills Road, Toronto, M3C 3N3 or at 416-392-6491.