CITY OF TORONTO ADDING 25 MORE SPEED ENFORCEMENT CAMERAS
Feb 02, 2023
By Bob Komsic
Within a couple weeks, another 25 automated speed enforcement cameras should be up and running across Toronto (one in each of the city’s 25 wards), ready to catch motorists zipping through community safety zones near schools.
That’s in addition to the 50 already in operation (two in every ward) and Mayor John Tory says he’s committed to installing a total of 150 during this term.
”Make no mistake about the speed cameras, I wouldn’t care if they didn’t bring in one penny of fine revenue or issue one ticket, if people would just slow down,” adds the mayor.
”The best speed device is your foot on the gas pedal.
Tory says city officials know when these cameras go up, speeds go down.
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The cameras are part of the City’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, that’s set to receive nearly $73-million this year – the most in a single year since it was launched.
Between 2017 and last year, the city’s put more than $264-million into Vision Zero, paying for things such as 74 more red light cameras for a total of nearly 300 across the city, and the installation of Pedestrian Head Start features at 1,000 intersections to allow pedestrians time to cross before vehicles.