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A Torontonian Was So Bad At Driving They Got 27 Speeding Tickets In Just One Year

A total of 227,322 speeding tickets were handed out in one year.

Toronto's Automated Speed Cameras Caught A Driver 27 Times

Driving in the 6ix might have gotten a little safer this year thanks to Toronto's Automated Speed Enforcement program, but some drivers didn't seem to be following the rules.

According to a press release, during the first year of enforcement, from July 6, 2020, to July 5, 2021, a total of 227,322 speeding tickets were given out by the city's 50 speed cameras.

In fact, one reckless driver was even caught 27 times by the devices over the course of the year, so clearly we're still learning.

On top of this, one driver was also caught driving 137 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone on McCowan Road north of Kenhatch Boulevard.

Despite catching some speedy drivers, the City states that the installation of these cameras has made the streets even safer this year.

"It's clear that when these cameras go up, drivers slow down. We are doing everything we can to improve road safety and keep our streets safe for everyone. Automated speed enforcement is just one of many programs we will continue to use along with the increased road safety enforcement efforts by Toronto Police," Mayor John Tory stated.

All ASE cameras were installed near schools in Community Safety Zones. The sites are reportedly chosen based on data that indicates where "speed and collision challenges exist."

Toronto could be getting noise radar cameras in response to a recent spike in complaints about loud drivers, so it might be time to replace that faulty muffler.

The motion, which was brought forth by Councillor Ana Bailao, argues that the city's noisy driver problem requires innovative and effective solutions while citing Paris' decision to pilot an automated noise radar system back in 2019.

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The City announced that the DVP will be closed on Friday, August 6, at 11 p.m. for its yearly maintenance and improvements. This will affect the entire highway, which runs from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway. It will reopen again just in time for your morning commute to work on Monday, August 9, at 5 a.m.

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These Are The 10 Toronto Intersections With The Highest Number of Crashes

There are a number of possible factors, including terrible drivers.

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The Toronto Star published a list of the 10 intersections across the city that saw the most collisions between 2009 and 2013 and some are more surprising than others.

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