Local speed enforcement cameras in Toronto issued over 15,000 tickets in the second month of operations, City officials announced Friday.
Between August 6 and September 5, the City’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices issued a total of 15,175 tickets to vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.
“This data continues to show the need for automated speed enforcement across our city. These speed cameras are focused on roads around schools to help keep kids safe,” said Mayor John Tory in a statement.
“For drivers, the simplest way to avoid getting a ticket is to slow down and obey the speed limit. Deploying automated speed enforcement is just one part of our Vision Zero Road Safety plan that includes road redesign, lowering speed limits on hundreds of kilometres of streets, and other data-driven interventions.”
During this period, the ASE device on Renforth Drive near Lafferty Street (Ward 2 – Etobicoke Centre) issued the most tickets — 1,534, or 10% of all tickets.
Officials said the highest ticket issued was for $68 to four vehicles travelling at 86 km/h in 40 km/h speed limit zones by the devices on:
- Royalcrest Road, near Cabernet Circle (Ward 1 – Etobicoke North)
- Renforth Drive, near Lafferty Street (Ward 2 – Etobicoke Centre)
- Jameson Avenue, south of Laxton Avenue (Ward 4 – Parkdale-High Park
- Caledonia Road, north of Rogers Road (Ward 9 – Davenport)
According to the data, the number of repeat offenders during the second month of issuing tickets was 1,198. The three most frequent repeat offenders each received seven tickets for speeding at Bicknell Avenue, south of Avon Drive (Ward 5 – York South-Weston); Caledonia Road, north of Rogers Road (Ward 9 – Davenport) and Murison Boulevard, near Curtis Crescent (Ward 25 – Scarborough-Rouge Park).
“The data for the second month of enforcement shows us that speeding is still an issue in our city,” said Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 6 – York Centre.
“Automated Speed Enforcement will not only reduce speed-related collisions, but it will also enhance quality of life for our communities. Speed cameras deter speeding, increase compliance, and improve overall road safety. More importantly, they fit right into our Vision Zero agenda.”
During the first month of enforcement, the ASE devices issued a total of 22,301 tickets to speeding vehicles and detected 2,239 repeat offenders, a month-over-month difference of 7,126 tickets (38%).
To ensure that drivers know exactly where each speed camera is located, we’ve put together an interactive map that pins where the cameras are throughout the city and what ward they are part of.