Toronto moves 50 speed cameras to new spots in attempt to get drivers to slow down
Published by Ontario Traffic and Ticket Points on 22nd June, 2021
Toronto's automated speed enforcement cameras issued a total of 81,557 tickets in the first three months of 2021 and has moved its 50 automated speed enforcement cameras to new spots in the city in the hopes of getting drivers to slow down.
The city says it rotated its cameras throughout May in an attempt to increase safety on city streets. More measures are needed to protect pedestrians and cyclists in Toronto. Enforcement at the new locations will begin in June.
The point of rotating cameras is to deter drivers from speeding. Automated speed enforcement is an efficient, data-driven, non-invasive tool. In the city's Vision Zero toolbox that is intended to reduce speeding, to increase speed compliance, to alter driver behavior and to raise public awareness about the need to slow down. When you get a speeding ticket you can consult our specialist to help resolve this situation.
The city has published the new locations on its website. Warning signs have been placed at all new locations to warn drivers in advance. The automated speed cameras, which are mobile, are moved every three to six months within each ward.
The devices issued a total of 81,557 tickets in the first three months of 2021 and over 22,000 tickets in December. More than 9,700 tickets were issued during 3rd month of Toronto's photo radar cameras. According to preliminary data, from July 2020 to October 2020, there was a 75 per cent reduction in the number of tickets issued over time after cameras were put in place at specific locations.
The problem of speeding has persisted in the city during the pandemic and despite a stay-at-home order still in place in Ontario. Far too many drivers are speeding on the roads. The speed cameras are one way of increasing enforcement to crack down on this dangerous behavior. Ontario Traffic and Ticket Points
Cameras are placed at locations where data shows that speeding and crashes are a problem. The city first installed its cameras in December 2019 in community safety zones near schools as part of its Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic-related fatalities. Two units — 50 in total — were placed in each ward with the ability to record licence plates and mail out tickets to speeders.
Speed enforcement is a system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles going over the speed limit. The system is focused on altering driver behavior to decrease speeding and increase safety.
Provincial offences officers review images taken by the system, then issue tickets to the owners of the vehicles regardless of who was driving. When convicted, a driver is fined. Contact our legal consultant regarding your traffic ticket. The fine corresponds to the speed that the vehicle was travelling. No demerit points are issued and the registered owners' driving record is not affected.