The photo radar devices will begin installation in locations for the City of Toronto’s in May
TDS News – The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) A.K.A photo radar devices will begin rotating to the third round of locations in May to reduce speeding at more areas with safety concerns, encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits.
As per provincial guidelines, warning signs have been installed at all new locations to warn drivers in advance. Warning letters will not be issued in lieu of tickets.
Site selection is primarily based on data that indicates where speed and collision challenges exist near schools in Community Safety Zones. Additional considerations include avoiding areas of planned road work, speed limit changes, obstructions or impediments to equipment and limited boulevard space.
“The data we have so far proves that Automated Speed Enforcement is a strong deterrent against speeding, and we will continue to rotate speed cameras in the city to cover as many areas as possible. All new locations have been selected following a data-driven approach that prioritizes areas in the city with speed and collision challenges. This is just one part of our ongoing Vison Zero traffic safety work – which includes road redesigns, lower speed limits, and increased enforcement – to make our streets safer for everyone.”
A map of all current and planned locations is available here
The phot radars aim to increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. However, many see them as massive ways to for municipalities to increase revenues.
“The implementation of photo-enforcement equipment is perhaps the fastest growing trend in the ever-growing assault on personal rights and freedoms! We have painstakenly documented all of the reasons that photo enforcement should be abolished so that everyone can truly understand the full extent of this travesty.
The shortcomings of this technology are obvious, the constitutionality is highly questionable, and the motive behind the implementation (revenue) is rarely discussed honestly by public officials.
The vendors of automated law enforcement equipment have scammed public officials and the American public into believing that we have a safety problem on our roads (we don’t) and that these machines are or will be effective in making them safer (they aren’t). In fact, many studies show that photo enforcement INCREASES accidents! Photo enforcement is one of the biggest scams ever perpetuated on the American people.” Said https://www.photoradarscam.com/
The 50 photo radar devices are installed city-wide on local, collector and arterial roads in Community Safety Zones near schools. Each ward has two photo radar devices that capture and record images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.