Niagara Region is preparing for a September launch of its Automated Speed Enforcement Program with the revealing of ‘Municipal Speed Camera Coming Soon’ signs that took place today in four Regional Community Safety Zones. The presence of the new signs marks the start of the 90 day notice period required prior to activation of the automated speed enforcement units and the issuing of monetary penalties for speeding. The timing of the unveiling of the signs this month puts the program on target to begin enforcing speeds in these first four areas in September 2023 and the start of the new school year.
The program will operate on a schedule with four cameras rotating throughout the Region’s 13 approved Community Safety Zones, with the first four active Zones being the following:
Lundy’s Lane between Kalar Road and Montrose Road (West Lane Secondary School)
Main Street between Martindale Road and Johnston Street (St. Ann Catholic Elementary School)
Rice Road between Quaker Road and Woodlawn Road (Alexander Kuska KSG Catholic Elementary School)
Station Street between Spring Creek Road and West Street (John Calvin School)
These four areas are expected to have active automated speed enforcement with the new cameras from September through December 2023, after which time the cameras will be rotated to four new areas within the Community Safety Zones. See the tentative schedule of areas for the active speed enforcement cameras and learn more about Vision Zero.
The Automated Speed Enforcement Program is one part of the Region’s Vision Zero initiative which has the goal to improve road safety for all users and achieve a road network with no fatalities or serious injuries involving road traffic. Speed is a contributing factor to 1/3 of fatal collisions across Canada. Automated Speed Enforcement programs remind motorists about the critical importance of slowing down and protecting vulnerable road users.