Oct 12, 2021
By Jane Brown
Speeding continues to be threat to safety on city streets, but now more of those who are speeding are getting caught.
Nearly 37,000 (36,700) tickets were issued during July and August by City of Toronto Automated Speed Enforcement devises.
Toronto Mayor John Tory says there is a good news element to this story, “which is that we do have those machines, 50 of them deployed in different places across the city, and they are catching people who are speeding because there’re a lot of people with far to heavy a foot on the gas pedal. You know, the highest recorded incidence is 141 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. Who would drive like that? Why would anyone drive like that? And these are cameras, by the way, that are located in school zones and community safety zones.”
Between July 1 and July 31, the device on Victoria Park Avenue, near Tiago Avenue, issued the most tickets at 2,645, or 14 per cent of all tickets. According to the data, there were 1,211 repeat offenders in July, with the most frequent repeat offender receiving nine tickets for speeding on Gilder Drive east of Midland Avenue.
Between August 1 and August 31, the device on Greenwood Avenue, south of Glebeholme Boulevard, issued the most tickets at 2,673, or 15 per cent of all tickets. In August, the number of repeat offenders dropped to 764, with the most frequent repeat offender receiving nine tickets for speeding on Algoma Street east of Royal York Road.
The devices issued a total of 26,566 tickets in June, the first month of enforcement at the third round of locations. The full enforcement data for June is available by clicking here.