Speed cameras could be activated in Durham within 90 days

Speed cameras could be activated at locations across Durham Region by the middle of May.

Drivers may notice the automated speed enforcement ‘coming soon’ signs in some school zones and designated Community Safety Zones on regional roads.

“We are ready to roll out automated speed enforcement, an effective tool to get drivers to slow down and drive with care,” says Ramesh Jagannathan, director of transportation and field services for Durham Region.

“As part of Durham Vision Zero’s goal to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways, we know that reducing speed is the best way to decrease the frequency and severity of collisions. Automated speed enforcement (ASE) is the reminder some drivers need to follow posted speed limits for the safety of our community.”

Durham Region is one of many municipalities across Ontario using ASE to create safer roads, the press release notes.

“After the 90-day advance signage period, ASE cameras take images of vehicles that are detected going over the speed limit. These images will be reviewed by a Provincial Offences Act officer, and an offence notice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle,” it reads.

Locations include the school zone surrounding Brock High, as well as the downtown cores of Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland.

For more information and a full list of locations, click HERE.