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Watch your back, drivers — speed cameras are about to go up at 50 new locations around Toronto.
The City announced on Friday that the Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices will be relocated to various parts of the city this June. The devices issued 81,557 tickets in the first three months of this year — 28,231 came from a single camera on Sheppard Avenue East, west of Don Mills Road.
"This will help to reduce speeding at more areas with safety concerns, encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits," said the City's news release.
Of the 50 devices, Scarborough will have the largest share, with at least 12 being installed in the region. Etobicoke will have six ASE devices, as well as streets around Don Valley. Other areas include Spadina-Fort York, the Beaches, Eglinton-Lawrence, Black Creek and York — a complete list of the locations can be found here.
The City notes that while you can expect to get hit with a fine if you're caught speeding, tickets issued by the devices won't lead to demerit points or affect your driving record.