News Release: April 30, 2020
Automated Speed Enforcement cameras coming to Caledon
Brampton, ON (April 30, 2020) – The Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon have collaboratively identified six school zone locations in Caledon for the Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program.
ASE will be used in the school zones and community safety zones to protect our most vulnerable residents and help them feel comfortable while walking, running, playing, cycling and generally enjoying their community.
Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School on Old Church Road east of Innis Lake Road will be the first location that will have an ASE camera set-up. The camera will be operational in September 2020.
Starting this week, warning signs will be installed along Old Church Road from east of the school property to Airport Road in order to give drivers advance notice of the change.
ASE is a system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to capture images of vehicles going faster than the speed limit in school zones and community safety zones.
“Safety on our streets and in our communities is paramount,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “The Automated Speed Enforcement program will help protect children in this school zone and provide peace of mind to parents, along with residents in that community.”
“ASE is a program used to improve road safety by making drivers more aware of the need to slow down in school zones and community safety zones,” said Terry Ricketts, Director of Transportation, Region of Peel. “It is designed to work with other traffic safety programs, including improvements to the road network, educational programs and police enforcement to make roads safer for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists.”
Provincial Offence Officers review the captured vehicle images. They then issue a ticket to the vehicle’s owner, regardless of who was driving the vehicle at the time.
Convicted vehicle owners will be fined. Demerit points will not be added to the vehicle owner’s license, and the registered owner’s driving record won’t be affected.
Other school zone locations identified for the ASE program include:
- Caledon East Public School on Airport Road
- Herb Campbell Public School on King Street
- Caledon Central Public School on Charleston Sideroad
- Palgrave Public School on Highway 50
- Alton Public School on Main Street
The ASE unit will be rotated amongst these locations listed or other community safety zones on regional roads.
For more information on the ASE program, visit Automated Speed Enforcement in Ontario
Region of Peel
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