50 speed enforcement cameras coming to Brampton

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Published December 3, 2023 at 12:42 pm

over 100 more speed cameras coming to brampton

More photo radar cameras could be popping up in Brampton next year.

Among talks of investing in the city’s parks and recreational amenities, roads and bridges, the 2024 budget proposal also includes funding for 50 speed enforcement cameras.

“We continue to make investments in safety and security. To aid in solving crime we will be adding 50
high-resolution cameras at key intersections, as well as 150 automated speed enforcement
cameras,” Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said.

As of right now, the city oversees 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras, strategically deploying them across 200 designated community safety zones since implementing photo radar in September 2020.

However, this past year the Peel region had seen an uptick of these enforcement devices being regularly knocked to the ground or vandalized by those up to no good.

According to the City of Brampton website the ASE system captures images of vehicles exceeding posted speed limits in school zones and community safety zones.

Tickets are then issued to the registered plate holder, irrespective of the driver.

“While resulting in a monetary fine, no demerit points are applied,” the website notes.

In 2022, the city had issued over 28,000 photo radar tickets.

As per brampton.ca, the fines for speeding in a Community Safety Zone are as follows:

  • 1 to 19 km over the limit is $5.00 per kilometre plus costs
  • 20 to 29 km over the limit is $7.50 per kilometre plus costs
  • 30 to 49 km over the limit is $12.00 per kilometre plus costs ​

The goal of the initiative is to safeguard the most vulnerable communities, ensuring a sense of security for those walking, running, playing, cycling, and engaging in community activities.

The proposed budget also includes funding for the installation of cameras at major intersections across the city, a measure the council has been considering since 2022.

In contrast to photo radar cameras designed to catch speeders, the intersection cameras will reportedly focus on apprehending more serious offenders.

More information on Brampton’s 2024 proposed budget can be found here.

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