World News – CA – Over 15,000 tickets issued to Toronto drivers by speeding cameras


City of Toronto says city-based automatic speed cameras (ASEs) issued 15,175 speeding tickets in one month

The tickets were issued between August 6 and Sept 5, which was the second month since the cameras were used to catch drivers traveling above posted speed limits

An ASE machine located on Renforth Drive near Lafferty Street in 2 Etobicoke Center issued the most tickets with 1,534, or about 10% of all tickets during that time.

The highest fine was $ 682 as four vehicles were detected traveling at 86 km / h in a 40 km / h zone The four vehicles were captured on Royalcrest Road in Etobicoke North; Renforth Drive in Etobicoke Center; Jameson Avenue in Parkdale-High Park; and Caledonia Road in Davenport

The number of repeat offenders arrested in the second month of issuance of tickets was 1,198, compared to 2,239 repeat offenders in the first month The first month of ticketing also saw 23,301 tickets issued

The three most frequent repeat offenders each received seven speeding tickets on Bicknell Avenue, Caledonia Road and Murison Boulevard

« Data from the second month of law enforcement shows us that speed is still an issue in our city, » said Mayor John Tory

« The automated speed application will not only reduce speed-related collisions, but also improve the quality of life in our communities. Speed ​​cameras discourage speeding, increase compliance and improve overall road safety « 

When a vehicle is taken at excessive speed by an ASE, an image of the vehicle is captured and stored in the system, city officials said

Images are reviewed by Provincial Offenses Officers, then tickets are issued and mailed to the vehicle owner – regardless of who was driving – within 30 days

If convicted, the only penalty is a fine No demerit points are issued and the registered owner’s driving record is unaffected, the city said

At the end of December 2019, the Ontario government approved bylaws allowing municipalities to use automatic speed cameras

Cameras and warning signs were then installed in 50 locations in Toronto The province required a 90-day warning period for drivers before using the new cameras to issue tickets

The new ASE systems have been installed in community safety zones, near school zones, and to ensure uniform distribution there are two systems per ward across the city The systems can run as the city sees fit

« These data continue to show the need for an automated speed enforcement in our city, » Tory said

« These speed cameras are focused on the roads around schools to keep children safe. For drivers, the easiest way to avoid getting a ticket is to slow down and stay within the speed limit »

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World news – CA – More than 15,000 traffic tickets issued to Toronto drivers by speed cameras


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