Automated Speed Enforcement

 
Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE), an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to enforce speed limits, is a speed enforcement tool that uses technology to help make roads safer for all users.
 

ASE is designed to work in tandem with other road safety measures, such as traffic calming, community safety zones, speed display boards, education initiatives andpolice enforcement, to help improve safety for people of all ages by:  

  • increasing speed compliance
  • altering driver behaviour
  • increasing public awareness about the critical need to slow down
 
An ASE system captures and records images only of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit in school zones and community safety zones, with tickets issued to the registered plate holder regardless of who was driving. This will result in a monetary fine, but no demerit points will be applied. The cameras are designed to follow traditional speed enforcement however the ASE threshold speed to trigger a fine is not being made public. This is standard practice across the province.

The fines for speeding in a Community Safety Zone are as follows: 
  • 1 to 19 km over the limit is $5.00 per kilometre plus costs 
  • 20 to 29 km over the limit is $7.50 per kilometre plus costs 
  • 30 to 49 km over the limit is $12.00 per kilometre plus costs ​
 
The City of Brampton was one of the first municipalities in Ontario to implement ASE, introducing its first notification sign on December 19, 2019. ASE will be deployed in Brampton in September 2020. You won’t see ASE everywhere – just in community safety zones​, and on roadways posted less than 80 km per hour, where it will be used to protect our most vulnerable populations and help them feel comfortable while walking, running, playing, cycling, and generally enjoying their communities.
 
ASE is about safety. Everyone has likely exceeded the speed limit at one time or another, but with clear signage posted, ASE is the reminder we ALL need to slow down and help keep our communities safe.

 

For additional information about the benefits of ASE, facts, questions, fine information, and participating municipalities, visit ASE Ontario here.

City Council Approval

On July 8​, City Council approved the implementation of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) throughout 200 locations annually, to reduce speeding and traffic-related incidents and enhance road safety for all users in Brampton.
 

There are five locations with ASE notification signs in place that will have cameras installed by September 2020: 

  • 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)
  • Ward 9 Fernforest Drive (between Bovaird Drive and Sandalwood Parkway) 
In an effort to build awareness, signage will also be installed at entry points in to the city to advise motorists that ASE is in effect and that speeding is not tolerated in the community. 

Next Steps

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