Toronto’s velocity cameras to start out issuing tickets right this moment

Toronto’s 50 velocity cameras positioned close to faculties and different areas of concern will start cranking out tickets on Monday, with connected fines rising by the kilometre.

“The one nice strategy to keep away from having an encounter with them is to not velocity,” Toronto Mayor John Tory mentioned Monday.

Two of the cameras have been positioned in every of the town’s 25 wards.

They seize speeds and plate data so the ticket is mailed to the registered proprietor of the car.

The tickets will probably be for fines starting from $5 per km/h for these going 1-19 km/h over the velocity restrict; $7.50 per km/h for these going 20-29 km/h over the velocity restrict; and $12 per km/h for these going 30-49 km/h over the velocity restrict.

That signifies that somebody going 49 kilometres per hour over the velocity restrict could be robotically despatched a ticket for $588 plus one other $130 for a sufferer surcharge and courtroom prices.

The proprietor of any car caught travelling 50 kilometres or extra over the velocity restrict within the zones will probably be issued a summons to look earlier than a magistrate.

The tickets is not going to embody demerit factors, however will possible influence insurance coverage premiums.

Tory mentioned Monday that primarily based on group enter and site visitors and ticket knowledge, the cameras will probably be moved someday after the top of the summer time.

“What we’re going to be doing is taking a look at shifting the cameras round in October,” he mentioned.

One of many cameras, weighing greater than 800 kilos, was stolen from the Parkdale space in June.

Tory mentioned Monday that he had not but heard whether or not it was ever recovered.

– With information from CP24’s Joshua Freeman