Over 22,000 Tickets Issued By Toronto Speed Enforcement Cameras in December
Despite the province-wide stay-at-home order, not to mention winter driving conditions, City of Toronto Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras issued more than 22,000 tickets in December.
December marked the first month of enforcement at the second round of locations, and the City’s 50 ASE devices issued a total of 22,180 tickets.
According to the City, an automated speed enforcement camera that was recently moved to a residential street next to a school in the Mimico neighbourhood issued the most fines for speeding. Between December 1 and December 31, the device on Stanley Avenue near Elizabeth Street (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) issued 2,888, or 13% of all tickets.
“Far too many drivers are speeding on our roads and our speed cameras are one way we are increasing enforcement to crack down on this dangerous behaviour and protect all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.”– Mayor Tory
A vehicle was caught on Stanley Avenue going 71 km/h in a 30 km/h zone, the highest speed noted, with a fine of $607.
Parallel to Stanley Avenue, on Mimico Avenue, the speed enforcement device there — which is also positioned in between two elementary schools — caught 408 offenders. The highest speed was clocked at 66 km/h in a 30 km/h zone with the highest fine at $532.
According to the City’s data, there were 2,057 repeat offenders during the month of December.
The most frequent repeat offender received a combined total of 15 tickets for speeding on both Stanley Avenue near Elizabeth Street (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) and on Mimico Avenue west of Station Road (Etobicoke-Lakeshore).
In December, the highest fine of $718 was issued to the owner of a vehicle travelling at 99 km/h in a 50 km/h speed limit zone on McCowan Road north of Kenhatch Boulevard (Scarborough North).
“Far too many drivers are speeding on our roads and our speed cameras are one way we are increasing enforcement to crack down on this dangerous behaviour and protect all road users including pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor John Tory.
Last year, the City installed 50 automated speed enforcement cameras throughout Toronto, with two in each of the City’s 25 wards in community safety zones (near schools) and began issuing speeding tickets in July.
According to the City, the total payable fine amount includes a set fine, and no demerit points are issued and they do not affect a person’s driving record.
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.