While still in their first year of operation, Toronto’s new speed cameras have already issued 227,000 tickets to erring drivers who were caught going above the speed limit.
According to a report released by the City of Toronto, headed by Mayor John Tory, the said tickets were issued between July 6, 2020, to July 5, 2021.
Besides emphasizing the efficiency and practicality of the speed cameras, Tory also stressed that these devices contribute a significant amount of help in “making our streets safer for all.”
One of the more notable results of installing these speed cameras is that the speeding figure for 30 kilometers per hour zones dropped by 11%.
So far, the City of Toronto has 50 speed camera units put up in random locations. These locations are mixed up every 3 to 6 months to prevent drivers from memorizing their exact spots.
To give drivers sufficient prior notice, warning signs are conspicuously posted on the roadways where the cameras are located. Moreover, the speed cameras are also programmed to issue tickets after 90 days since these signs were installed.
“It’s clear that when these cameras go up, drivers slow down,” Tory pointed out.