Automotive Speed Enforcement Are Coming To Durham Region

February 29, 2020 Marilyn Crawford 1742 views

Well we have been talking about Automotive Speed Enforcement (ASE) for about 6 months now through Vision Zero, one of the committees I sit on.

The hope was to have them installed in January 2020, however due to the fact they have never been used before, the province has legislated that signage be posted 3 months before the cameras are activated. These signs were installed this week across the Region.

The ASE can only be installed in area designated as Community Safety Zones, and because this is a Region project, only Regional roads were selected. Ajax has one ASE camera situated on Bayly Street in front of Ajax High School. These has been concern around the speed of the road here.

I have done some research and this road is considered a 'class A' Arterial Road, and speeds on arterial roads are between 50 km/hour and 80 km/hour.

Many have suggested that these cameras are a cash grab. If the speed remains the same, the cameras are used to correct behavior of drivers. However, if we reduce the posted speed, that could be construed as entrapment and a cash grab.

Should you have any comments or concerns regarding the Region's use of ASE cameras, please connect with me.


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