Pedestrians and cyclists in Willowdale sometimes find themselves dodging drivers who don’t respect posted speed limits.
In December, Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras (photo radar) and signage were added to Toronto streets to increase road safety, reduce speeding, and raise public awareness about obeying posted speed limits.
Initially, 50 cameras will be installed on local, collector and arterial roads in Community Safety Zones near schools. In Willowdale, the cameras will be installed at Patricia Avenue between Laconia Drive and Homewood Avenue, and Lillian Street between Abitibi Avenue and Otonabee Avenue.
Starting this spring, ASE tickets will be issued to speeding drivers. If a vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit in an ASE-enforced area, a ticket will be mailed to the registered plate holder, who will have to pay a fine.
ASE is just one part of Vision Zero, the City’s plan to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets. Other safety measures that have been implemented include road redesign improvements, police enforcement and public education.