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Greater Sudbury’s six speed enforcement cameras will be moved to different locations


Greater Sudbury is adding to its arsenal of automated enforcement options with the addition of six speed enforcement cameras.

Greater Sudbury is adding to its arsenal of automated enforcement options with the addition of six speed enforcement cameras. (Supplied/City of Greater Sudbury)The speed cameras are in addition to the red light cameras already operating in the city, and the automated licence plate scanners in use by police.

The six speed enforcement cameras – which the city calls automated speed enforcement (ASE) -- will begin operating March 22, the city announced Wednesday.

“ASE is a cutting-edge solution designed to enhance the safety of our roadways,” a city news release said.

“The automated system uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling more than the posted speed limit.”

Greater Sudbury Mayor Paul Lefebvre said in the release that the cameras improve safety on the roads.

“By holding motorists accountable and addressing the root causes of accidents related to speed, we hope to significantly reduce the number of traffic incidents and improve pedestrian, cyclist and motorist safety in our community,” Lefebvre said.

The first six locations across Greater Sudbury are:

  • Bellevue Avenue (between Picard Street and Ralph Street)
  • Algonquin Road (between Maurice Street and Field Street)
  • Falconbridge Road (between Donnelly Drive and Church Street)
  • Main Street, Val Caron (between Justin Street and MR 80)
  • Hillcrest Drive (between Brian Street and Mikkola Road)
  • Gary Avenue (between Lasalle Boulevard and Madison Avenue)

“Once the cameras are active, motorists photographed speeding through these areas will get a ticket,” the release said.

“Like speeding tickets issued by police officers, the fine amount will be based on how much the driver was exceeding the posted speed limit. If the offence occurred in a community safety zone, the fine will be doubled, even if it occurred outside of school hours.”

Tickets issued to vehicle owner

Similar to red light cameras, the tickets are issued to the owner of the vehicle, who is responsible for paying the fine regardless of who was actually driving.

“Tickets are mailed to the registered plate owner of the vehicle within 30 days,” the city said.

“No demerit points will be issued by the Ministry of Transportation and no one’s driving record will be impacted.”

“These cameras work to change driver behaviour which will help reduce serious injuries or deaths related to speed,” Tony Cecutti, the city’s GM of growth and infrastructure, is quoted as saying in the release.

“The expected behaviour is that there is no acceptable speed over the posted limit.”

The cameras will change locations every four months. Locations will be updated on the city’s website and shared via social media.

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