First automated speed enforcement sign unveiled in Brampton
The Ontario government recently passed legislation that will allow municipalities to install automated speed enforcement devices on certain roads.
These new regulations will allow cities to issue tickets to drivers who are caught speeding on camera.
On February 3, 2020, Mayor Patrick Brown, Councillor Pat Fortini and Councillor Charmaine Williams unveiled the first Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) sign in Brampton’s Wards 7 & 8.
“As a City Councillor, I receive daily calls and emails from concerned residents about drivers speeding through their neighbourhoods,” said Councillor Jeff Bowman in a recent statement.
“Families are fearful that their children or elderly parents could be harmed by cars speed racing or driving too fast.”
Councillor Bowman added, “Now that the provincial government provides municipalities the ability to adopt new and enhanced tools to promote safety, it is our responsibility to take advantage of any opportunity to make our communities safer,” Bowman added.
These devices will only be permitted in school zones and community safety zones where the speed limit is below 80 km/h, and the province has no plans to use these devices on provincial highways (good news for drivers with a heavy foot who frequent the 401).
“Avondale will be the first Community Safety Zone in Ward 7 to get speed Cameras! The sign will be up for 90 days as a warning to drivers that the camera is coming, then cameras will be up to give tickets to drivers who don't obey the speed limit,” said Councillor Williams in a Facebook post.
ASE will help increase safety and comfort for local communities, particularly for more vulnerable road users, such as children.
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