The City of Toronto will move into the next phase of it’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program on Monday, July 6 and start to issue tickets to speeding drivers.
The ASE pilot was initiated in January to increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. There are 50 cameras installed across the City’s Community Safety Zones near schools. Before now, we have only issued warnings to speeding drivers.
Willowdale locations currently include Patricia Avenue west of Homewood and Lillian Street, south of Abitibi. Signage is installed in advance of all ASE locations so that drivers are aware of their presence. A map of all city locations are available online.
Cameras have been found to be an effective strategy in reducing speeds and collisions. Because of provincial rules, ASE systems may only be placed in Community Safety Zones, near schools. Locations are chosen based on a data, but requests for ASE systems from residents can also be requested here.