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Mississauga reveals locations for first Automated Speed Enforcement cameras

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Already in 50 rotating locations across Toronto, Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras are going to be installed in Mississauga. Earlier today, advance notice signs were installed in two areas of Mississauga to let residents know that ASE cameras will be installed in the coming months.

The first two Mississauga ASE locations are:

· Ward 5: Morning Star Drive (between Lancaster Avenue and Netherwood Road)
· Ward 8: Sawmill Valley Drive (between Folkway Drive and Grosvenor Place)

“Like many Ontario municipalities, we continue to see the dangerous effects of speeding on our roadways. As a Vision Zero city, we are serious about getting drivers to slow down and are taking concrete action to make our roads safer for everyone,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “From lowering speed limits city-wide and implementing new community safety zones to rolling out ASE, our message is clear: it’s time to slow down!”

ASE uses a camera and speed management device to enforce the speed limit. It is a tool that is available to all Ontario municipalities to help increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to obey posted speed limits.

“We know that speeding is a serious problem on our roads and that we need to take action to get people to slow down,” said Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito and Chair of the Road Safety Committee. “Our residents deserve safer streets and ASE is one of the tools we can use to help move the needle in the right direction so that we’re not just issuing tickets – we’re helping to change behaviour.”

The ASE program is being rolled out in phases in Mississauga. In phase one, two cameras will be installed in newly-designated 30-kilometres per hour ‘school area community safety zones’ where speeding has proven to be a consistent problem. After the 90-day advance notice period is complete, the cameras will begin operating and charges will be issued to vehicles that exceed the posted speed limit.

The two ASE cameras will rotate to new locations on a monthly basis to help residents slow down city-wide. The next four ASE locations are:

· Ward 4: Mississauga Valley Boulevard (between Voltarie Crescent and Silver Creek Boulevard)
· Ward 6: Whitehorn Avenue (between Weir Chase and Pickwick Drive)
· Ward 3: Cedar Creek Drive (between Runningbrook Drive and Lexicon Drive)
· Ward 11: Old Derry Road (between Second Line West and Gooderham Estate Boulevard)

Before the cameras are moved, residents will see advance notice signs installed in their area.

“The location of the ASE cameras is not a secret. We want to make sure that residents know about this program because our goal is speed compliance – not to issue charges,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner Transportation and Works. “Speed limits are not guidelines – they are the law – and when residents drive the speed limit, our streets are much safer for everyone.”

As the program moves forward, residents may track the locations of the cameras on the City’s dedicated webpage – mississauga.ca/ASE.

In Phase Two, the program may be expanded to allow ASE technology to rotate frequently through the more than 200 School Area Community Safety Zones within the city where speeding is a concern. Cameras may be added as required.

The City will monitor the success of phase one to help plan for future phases of the program. Staff will assess the feasibility of increasing the number of cameras and the possibility of implementing cameras on different types of roadways that are designated community safety zones.

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