Attention all drivers! Toronto speed cameras that use the new photo radar technology will officially be charging you for speeding starting July 6 after they were installed at the end of last year. The City wants you to be warned and check your speeds.
The 6ix set up 50 automated speed enforcement cameras starting late last year at some of the most problematic areas for fast driving in the city in an attempt to improve road safety.
The initiative was part of the Vision Zero Road Safety project to curb pedestrian traffic deaths.
Up until now, the cameras were letting people off with warnings, and no tickets were being given out during the initial 90-day grace period.
However, in a statement released today, the City confirmed that its Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program will begin issuing tickets to speeding drivers starting in just over a week's time, on Monday, July 6.
Particularly notable is that you can get fined even if you weren't the driver, as all fines will need to be paid by the owner of the car in question, regardless of who was behind the wheel.
So how much will you be on the hook for if you're caught?
If you're going up to 19 km/h over the speed limit, you will pay $5 per kilometre over the limit. That rises to $7.50 if you're caught at 20-29 km/h over.
Automated Speed Enforcement program to begin issuing speeding tickets on July 6. News release:… https://t.co/DKhPoMF6kC— City of Toronto (@City of Toronto) 1593183898
Driving anywhere between 30 to 49 km/h over the speed limit will leave you paying a hefty $12 per kilometre over.
So, if you're going at 149 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, you can expect to pay $718 in total, says the City. "This includes a set fine of $588, a victim surcharge of $125, and $5 in applicable court costs."
But, if you're snapped going 50 km/h or more over the limit, you'll immediately be summoned to appear in court.
City data found there were nine problematic areas in Toronto that had amassed over 140,000 speeding cases since January 27.
The cameras come into force after months of stunt driving being a serious problem for police with emptier highways and roadways.
Police across the province have been recording mindblowing amounts of excessive speeding tickets. Recently, two teens on the QEW were stopped after going over 300km/h in a 100km/h zone.
That's not gonna fly in Toronto anymore.