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Council seeks more information about installing speed cameras

Speed cameras may be coming to Prince Edward County “safety zones”.

At Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, councillor Sam Grosso gained support to investigate what is involved with establishing an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Program in which cameras capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.

Council is to receive a report from staff by year-end.

Grosso noted the Ontario average speeding for Hastings & Prince Edward in 2023 determined that 15 per cent of traffic was travelling over the speed limit.

In 2017, the province authorized the use of ASE in municipalities to address ongoing issues with speeding in school zones and community safety zones.

Belleville council approved spending $327,000 to have four cameras rotate through 10 zones beginning in July. The fines are expected to cover the costs.

Brighton is also investigating speed cameras.

The camera threshold speed to trigger a fine is not made public. This is standard practice across the province.

Fines are mailed to the vehicle’s owner, regardless of who was driving. There are no demerit points.

The meeting’s approval of the motion moves to council’s Jan. 30 meeting for ratification.

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  1. Drew says:

    Travelling north on Hwy 62 passed by a Radar Feedback Speed Sign. Did the speed limit and the sign lit up with a “THANK YOU”. How nice!!! And it felt good to comply without any financial retribution. I believe it was in Madoc. Stay classy Madoc 🙂

  2. Dan says:

    Just another tax on top of my property taxes, income taxes, sales tax, carbon tax and whatever else we have to pay these days. Enough already.

  3. Graham Cobb says:

    I’ve been saying it for years ‘ put cameras everywhere’ . Orleans Ontario sent out 10,000 speeding tickets in 18 days. The fines cover the cost. no need to pay for research for a year, just Do it. Cameras every block on Main St Picton will catch robbers etc. Businesses can chip in for initial cost & get money back over time.

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