City services | May 19, 2021
Today, Council approved a motion to accelerate the City’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program and have 20 additional ASE cameras installed in 2021.
“Far too many drivers are speeding in cities across Ontario and Mississauga is no exception. As a Vision Zero city, we are committed to preventing fatalities and injuries on our roadways,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Today’s decision to expedite our ASE program is an important step forward and demonstrates our commitment as a Council to making our roads safer for everyone.”
ASE uses a camera and speed measurement device to enforce the speed limit. Under the City’s current ASE program, two cameras are scheduled to begin operating in school area community safety zones this summer. Advance notice signs for the cameras, located on Morning Star Drive (Ward 5) and Sawmill Valley Drive (Ward 8) were installed in early April. Once operational, the two cameras will rotate to a new location each month.
Council’s direction to expand the ASE program will increase the total number of cameras on Mississauga roadways from two to 22, allowing ASE units to be evenly distributed throughout the city.
“As a Vision Zero City, we need to invest in all of the tools that are available to help make our streets safer,” said Ward 9 Councillor and Road Safety Committee Chair Pat Saito, who brought forward the motion. “Speeding doesn’t save time – it costs lives. I would like to thank my fellow Councillors for their support to expand our ASE program now rather than waiting another year. We need to send a strong message now to every driver in Mississauga that speeding is dangerous and will not be tolerated.”
In response to the approved motion, staff are working to procure additional cameras, analyzing appropriate locations in school area community safety zones and preparing for installation.
“Council’s direction to install more ASE cameras delivers an important investment in road safety,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “We are serious about getting drivers to slow down. Expanding our ASE program will complement other initiatives underway to make our streets safer, including traffic calming measures and lowering neighbourhood speed limits city-wide.”
As the ASE program moves forward, residents can track the locations of the cameras on the City’s dedicated webpage – mississauga.ca/ASE.
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