22 public school councils, residents' associations, road safety groups, and concerned individuals have signed an open letter from Transit Critic Jessica Bell (MPP for University-Rosedale) and MPP Marit Stiles (Davenport), requesting that the Ministry of Transportation make it possible for cities to use automated speed enforcement cameras in school safety zones.
A recent pilot by the City of Toronto to track speeding found some drivers going as fast as 200 kilometres an hour in school zones. Automated speed enforcement cameras use photo radar technology to ticket drivers who are speeding in these safety areas. In order to use these cameras, municipalities like the City of Toronto need the province to develop supporting regulations.
Ontario needs safe streets so people can get where they need to go without fear of injury or death. We are calling on the province to develop the required regulations by the December 1, 2019 deadline.