Milton councillor asks town staff to review automated speed enforcement programs
Published October 14, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Milton Councillor Colin Best recently asked Town staff to review automated speed enforcement programs in order to implement potential strategies for reducing speeding in school zones.
Best confirmed this on Twitter, in response to a tweet regarding the expansion of the City of Ottawa’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program with the installation of 15 new cameras near school zones.
I have asked Milton staff to review these programs and make recommendations to council for possible implementation to reduce speeding in school zones. https://t.co/QUL75ZLr8I
— Councillor Colin Best (@Colin1Best) October 14, 2021
Back in 2017, the Province of Ontario authorized the use of ASE in municipalities.
ASEs, which work by using a camera and speed measurement device, help enforce speed limits in school zones. The systems work by capturing an image when a vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit and stores it for a provincial offences officer to review.
A ticket containing a digitized copy of the image as well as an enlargement of the plate portion is then mailed to the registered plate holder. The only penalty is a fine and no demerit points are applied upon conviction.
In 2019, the Town of Milton launched its school traffic safety campaign to encourage drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to stay safe in and around school zones, school crossings and pedestrian crossover (PXO) locations.
Milton’s Municipal Law Enforcement Unit has since actively enforced regulations around parking and traffic activity within school zones while working closely with Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS).