Milton council to consider automated speed cameras near elementary schools

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Published January 11, 2022 at 3:03 pm

The speed limit as well as the possible implementation of speed cameras near elementary schools in the Town of Milton will soon be up for discussion.

A notice of motion to consider this change is being brought forward by Councillor Sameera Ali and seconded by Councillor Zeeshan Hamid.

The notice of motion points out that the majority of elementary schools in Milton do not provide buses and that students are expected to walk to school.

The notice of motion also notes that crossing guards often report frequent close calls due to cars travelling too fast and that Halton Police recommends relying on traffic calming and automated speed enforcement cameras.

As a result, it is being recommended that staff report back to council on the possibility of using automated speed enforcement cameras in school safety zones and that staff report on the appropriate speed limit in elementary school zones.

Additionally, Town staff is to consider all traffic calming tools, such as speed cushions, to slow cars down as they approach elementary school crossings.

This notice of motion will be introduced and considered on Jan. 17.

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