The city of Toronto will be introducing 50 speed cameras in school zones as part of its Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.
Vision Zero initiatives to keep students safe are delivered in partnership with Toronto Public Health, Green Communities Canada, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto Police Service.
As soon as the provincial government approves the necessary regulation, the City will install 50 mobile Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras (two per ward) in school and community safety zones to help slow drivers down in areas where students and vulnerable road users are typically present.
Other parts of the Vision Zero plan include 704 locations with school crossing guards and 136 School Safety Zones with an additional 63 by year's end. School Safety Zones include safety signs, pavement markings and stencils, and Watch Your Speed signs which use radar to alert drivers in real-time to their speed and encourage them to slow down.
This week the Toronto Police Service will also be watching specifically for drivers who park illegally, choose to speed, or drive distracted, impaired or aggressively around schools in the city.