Speed Enforcement Camera and Sign

Slow down East Gwillimbury! York Region has installed an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) camera on Leslie St. in front of Sharon Public School. ASE is a system that uses a camera and speed measurement device to enforce speed limits in identified areas. If a vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit in an automated speed enforcement area, the automated speed enforcement system captures an image which is reviewed by a provincial offences officer. An image of the offence, license plate and ticket with an associated fine will be mailed within the next 30 days.

York Region has identified three locations in EG as part of the program. The ASE will rotate on a monthly schedule to community safety zones throughout York Region.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Where can automated speed enforcement be implemented?
Under the Highway Traffic Act, automated speed enforcement can only be authorized for use in school areas and community safety zones.
What is a community safety zone?
 A community safety zone is an area designated through a by-law passed by municipal council to identify and advise motorists they are within a zone where public safety is of special concern, including school areas. Certain Highway Traffic Act fines (including speeding) are doubled in community safety zones.

Why is automated speed enforcement being implemented in York Region?

 Using technology that supports road safety can help alter driver behavior and enforce speed limits in school areas. Automated speed enforcement is one approach to protecting children and other vulnerable road users.

How do we know automated speed enforcement will be effective?

Several other cities across North America have utilized automated speed enforcement as a tool with great success. The use of automated speed enforcement has resulted in better speed compliance, fewer collisions and less severity in the collisions that do occur.

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