November 19, 2021
The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Control (ASE) devices issued a total of 21,242 tickets in September, the fourth month of checks in the third round of locations near schools in community safety zones.
Between September 1 and September 30, the device on Victoria Park Avenue near Tiago Avenue issued the most tickets at 2,664, or 13% of all tickets. According to the data, there were 926 repeat offenders in September, with the two most frequent repeat offenders each receiving five speeding tickets on Bamburgh Circle and Military Trail in Scarborough.
The increase in the number of tickets issued in September compared to July and August is likely due to increased traffic volumes throughout the city as students resume classroom learning
The devices issued a total of 18,619 tickets in July and 18,114 tickets in August, the second and third months of application of the third set of camera locations. Full application data for July and August is available here.
All ASE devices have now moved to the fourth set of locations to help reduce speeding in more areas with safety concerns, encourage broad deterrence, and raise awareness of the need to slow down and obey traffic rules. posted speed limits. Signs have been placed at all locations to warn drivers in advance.
The current ASE locations are:
- Kipling Avenue south of Snaresbrook Drive (Etobicoke North)
- Silverstone Drive north of Avening Drive (Etobicoke North)
- The Westway west of Brampton Road (Etobicoke Center)
- Montgomery Road near Loyalist Road (Etobicoke Center)
- Birmingham Street west of Kipling Avenue (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
- Royal York Road north of Coney Road (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
- Priscilla Avenue south of Dundas Street West (Parkdale-High Park)
- Jane Street south of Weatherell Street (Parkdale-High Park)
- Lawrence Avenue West east of Martini Drive (York South-Weston)
- King Street south of George Street (York South-Weston)
- Sheppard Avenue West east of Buckland Road (York Center)
- Faywood Boulevard near Norcross Road (York Center)
- Jane Street north of Clair Road (Humber-Black Creek River)
- Yorkwoods Gate east of Jane Street (Humber-Black Creek River)
- Glenmount Avenue near Madoc Drive (Eglinton-Lawrence)
- Avenue Road south of Caribou Road (Eglinton-Lawrence)
- Dufferin Street north of Norton Avenue (Davenport)
- Oakwood Avenue near Biggar Avenue (Davenport)
- Queens Quay West east of Bathurst Street (Spadina-Fort York)
- Givins Street south of Argyle Street (Spadina-Fort York)
- Davenport Road near Bishop Street (Université-Rosedale)
- Beverley Street near D’Arcy Street (Université-Rosedale)
- Bathurst Street near Ardmore Road (Toronto-St. Paul’s)
- Arlington Avenue south of Durham Avenue (Toronto-St. Paul’s)
- Queen Street East near Sackville Street (Toronto Center)
- Isabella Street west of Sherbourne Street (Toronto Center)
- Donlands Avenue near Memorial Park Avenue (Toronto-Danforth)
- Westwood Avenue west of Carlaw Avenue (Toronto-Danforth)
- Lawrence Avenue East east of Mildenhall Road (Don Valley West)
- Banbury Road near Portsmith Road (Don Valley West)
- Scarsdale Road south of York Mills Road (Don Valley East)
- Wallingford Road north of Cassandra Boulevard (Don Valley East)
- Victoria Park Avenue north of Old Sheppard Avenue (Don Valley North)
- Brian Drive north of Clydesdale Drive (Don Valley North)
- Senlac Road south of Horsham Avenue (Willowdale)
- Cactus Avenue north of Moore Park Avenue (Willowdale)
- O’Connor Drive near Wakunda Place (Beaches-East York)
- Cosburn Avenue west of Binswood Avenue (Beaches-East York)
- Kingston Road east of Chine Drive (Scarborough Southwest)
- Cathedral Bluffs Drive south of Kingston Road (Scarborough southwest)
- Birchmount Road south of Ellendale Drive (Scarborough Center)
- Dewey Drive east of Pharmacy Avenue (Scarborough Center)
- Warden Avenue south of Glen Springs Drive (Scarborough-Agincourt)
- Lockie Avenue east of Donalda Crescent (Scarborough-Agincourt)
- Finch Avenue East West of Neilson Road (Scarborough North)
- Nugget Avenue east of Transfer Place (Scarborough North)
- Bellamy Road north to south of Northleigh Drive (Scarborough-Guildwood)
- Brimorton Drive near Amberjack Boulevard (Scarborough-Guildwood)
- Manse Road near 292 Manse Road. (Scarborough-Rouge Park)
- Wickson Trail west of Brenyon Way (Scarborough-Rouge Park)
The total amount of the fine payable includes a fixed fine, which is determined by Annex D under the Provincial Offenses Act, a victim fine surcharge and applicable legal costs. ASE tickets do not carry any demerit points and do not affect a person’s driving record.
The City continues to retroactively process Part III violations for speeding incidents captured by ASE devices following delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Excessive speed occurs when a vehicle has exceeded the speed limit by 50 km / h or more. Under provincial regulations, there is no fixed fine for speeding charges. Instead, a summons will be served on the owner of the registered vehicle to appear before a justice of the peace.
To date, 197 Part III charges have been laid since enforcement began on July 6, 2020. The highest excessive speed detected was 141 km / h in a speed limit zone of 50 km / h on Martin Grove Road, north of Garfella Drive. The device there also captured 33 Part III offenders, the highest since law enforcement began.
The 50 ASEs are installed near schools in community safety zones. Sites are selected primarily on the basis of data that indicates where speed and collision issues exist. Each department has two ASE devices that capture and record images of vehicles exceeding the posted speed limit.
The ASE program aims to increase road safety, reduce speed and educate the public about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. It is designed to work in tandem with other Vision Zero methods and strategies, including engineering measures, education initiatives, and traditional policing enforcement.
More information about the program, how to pay the fees and a map of all current and planned locations are available online.
“The Automated Speed Control program continues to promote safe driving by reducing speed near schools in community safety zones. This program, coupled with the many Vision Zero initiatives we are rolling out across the city, is a critical speed management measure we use to ensure our streets are safer for everyone, especially schoolchildren, the elderly, pedestrians and cyclists.
– Mayor John Tory
“Speed is a serious public health issue in Toronto and across the country. This not only endangers the lives of those who choose to exceed the speed limit, but it also puts the lives of those around them in great danger. We are confident that the automated application of speed, in addition to the many Vision Zero measures that we have put in place, will help end speed in our city.
– Councilor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), chair of the infrastructure and environment committee
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