Brampton city council recently approved a motion to increase road safety.
City council unanimously approved the implementation of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) annually throughout 200 locations to reduce speeding and traffic-related incidents as well as to enhance general road safety in Brampton.
ASE is an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to enforce speed limits and focuses on increasing safety for local communities.
The City of Brampton was one of the first municipalities in the province of Ontario to implement ASE and introduced its first notification sign on December 19, 2019.
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Currently, there are five locations with ASE notification signs in place that will have cameras installed by September 2020.
These locations are Ward 1 Vodden Street East (between Kennedy Road and Centre Street), Ward 2 Richvale Drive North (between Kennedy Road and Sandalwood Parkway), Ward 3 Ray Lawson Boulevard (between Hurontario Street and McLaughlin Road), Ward 8 Avondale Boulevard (between Bramalea Road and Birchbank Road) and Ward 9 Fernforest Drive (between Bovaird Drive and Sandalwood Parkway).
Brampton is working towards establishing 25 additional Community Safety Zones by September 2020.
Staff will also begin purchasing additional cameras to support ASE across the city and its anticipated completion is by the end of this year.
Signs will be installed at entry points into the city to advise motorists that ASE is in effect and that speeding is not tolerated in the community, in an effort to build awareness.
“There is absolutely zero tolerance for speeding in Brampton and our Council will continue to take action to make this message clear,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“Through measures like increasing Automated Speed Enforcement to 200 locations across our city, we are working towards reducing vehicle incidents and increasing safety for all road users, especially those most vulnerable.”
For additional information about ASE, click here.