Speed limits are not a suggestion, they are the law, and it is far too common to see drivers risk their lives and the lives of others by speeding on our streets. To help change this culture, the City has received provincial approval to use Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras in community safety zones near schools. The City has been utilizing 50 cameras across the City (two per Ward), choosing locations based on traffic and speeding data. During their first two weeks of operation, ASEs around Toronto issued over 7,600 tickets. This is an important new program that I hope we can expand throughout the ward and city to create safer streets. In October, we will see the Ward 9 ASEs relocated to Laughton Avenue near Talbot Street and Ruskin Avenue west of Perth Avenue.
You can learn more about this program at Toronto.ca/ASE.