Speed Cameras - Automated Speed Enforcement


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Speed Cameras - Automated Speed Enforcement

Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Cameras are coming to Newmarket in 2024. 

Newmarket is planning to launch an automated speed camera program in Community Safety Zones to curb speeding, alter driver behaviour and increase safety for the community. These speed cameras will be used alongside other traffic control measures that focus on education, enforcement and engineering along with the Town’s safety mascot Safety Cone Sam.

How do the Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Cameras Work?

Municipal Speed Camera in Use

Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) is a system that uses a camera and speed measurement device to enforce speed limits in the community.

 If vehicles are caught travelling over the speed limit the camera will automatically capture an image of the vehicle. The images are reviewed by Provincial Offences Officers and then within 30 days, a ticket is issued to the owner of the vehicle, regardless of who was driving. The penalty is a fine issued in accordance with Provincial Regulations and the Town's Administrative Monetary Penalty System By-law. No demerit points or drivers license suspensions will occur. 

Signage in Community Safety Zones

Speed Camera in Use Coming Soon

All speed cameras will be placed in Community Safety Zones that are typically near schools to further protect vulnerable residents and children who are travelling to and from the area. “Coming Soon” signage will be in place 90 days before the speed cameras will be activated to warn, remind, and educate the public to drive within the posted limit.

A Community Safety Zone is an area that has an increased risk to pedestrians. Traffic-related offences committed within the zone are subject to increased fines. Community Safety Zones are designated through a by-law by Council.

Locations of Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras

Locations of the automated speed cameras will be chosen based on data gathered by the Town’s Traffic Management Division and in and around School Zones and Community Safety Zones and approved by Council. 

  • Ward 1: Stonehaven Avenue and Kingsmere Avenue 
  • Ward 2: Gorham Street and Srigley Street East  
  • Ward 3: Wayne Drive and Patterson Avenue 
  • Ward 4: Longford Road and Bristol Road East 
  • Ward 5: Queen Street and William Roe Boulevard 
  • Ward 6: Savage Road and Clearmeadow Boulevard  
  • Ward 7: Woodspring East and Woodspring West 
Tickets and Fines

Tickets will be issued by the Town of Newmarket within 30 days of the offence. The ticket will be mailed to the registered licence plate holder on file with the Province. Tickets issued (Penalty Order) and the dispute process will be completed through the Town of Newmarket’s Administrative Monetary Penalty By-law (AMPS). The penalty is only a fine and no demerit points will be issued.

Background on Automated Speed Cameras

Since the enactment of the Safer School Zones Act, 2017, the Ontario Traffic Council has been working with interested municipalities alongside the Ministry of Transportation Ontario through an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Working Group to implement ASE in Ontario. Bill 65 permits the use of ASE in community safety zones where the speed limit is less than 80 km/hour. 

In June 2023, Newmarket Council approved an ASE Program that would introduce speed cameras in Community Safety Zones across Town to help reduce speeds, collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

ASE is a tool for municipalities to use to improve road safety. This system is proven to reduce speeds in Community Safety Zones, which include schools, where there are persistent complaints about unsafe driver behaviour.  

Tickets and fines will be processed in-house through Town's Administrative Monetary Penalty System which is more efficient for the Town and drivers than doing so through the Provincial Court System. 

The funds collected from the ASE program will be used to offset the cost to run the program to keep the community even safer. This can include but is not limited to camera costs and lease, signage, public education and more. Additional funds collected may be used to implement even more traffic safety and calming initiatives.

Learn more by viewing the ASE Report to Council.