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(Toronto) Speed cameras coming to an intersection near you

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(Toronto) Speed cameras coming to an intersection near you

More cash grab by the city and/or province.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6301056/auto ... 6K5f9PjceQ

Even one Km over the posted speed is speeding, so get ready for the new tax. And similar to red light camera since this is not a conviction on the driver's record, most will just pay the fine instead of fight it.

Actually there may be very limited options to fight the ticket.

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They're all located by schools aren't they?
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coriolis wrote: They're all located by schools aren't they?
Not necessarily. They will be moved around different blocks in rotation. Something that starts with a good intention will eventually be used for revenue...


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Canadadesi wrote: Not necessarily. They will be moved around different blocks in rotation. Something that starts with a good intention will eventually be used for revenue...


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Good. The City needs more revenue.
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Ottawa needs this too.
The route I take to work starts at 60kph and many drivers are going 80kph and when it turns to 80kph, they're going 100kph.
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vkizzle wrote: Ottawa needs this too.
The route I take to work starts at 60kph and many drivers are going 80kph and when it turns to 80kph, they're going 100kph.
Tell me about it, I was at Stittsville this past weekend and driving normally under road KM but people behind me were honking!

But I believe it's mostly those people who either leave late for work or are on a rush to get somewhere. Dam just leave early instead man, why risk driving so fast?
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lamboman wrote: Tell me about it, I was at Stittsville this past weekend and driving normally under road KM but people behind me were honking!

But I believe it's mostly those people who either leave late for work or are on a rush to get somewhere. Dam just leave early instead man, why risk driving so fast?
There's really no point, as they up stuck at the next lights anyways.
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Terrible idea. Back in February of this year, Alberta admitted the use of photo radar was a cash cow for municipalities (as opposed to safety concerns). No demerit points and rotating locations will practically ensure this will be used to generate as much $$$ for Toronto.

I am not sure what prompted Alberta to give up. Overall dumb idea.
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If convicted, the only penalty is a fine, no demerit points will be issued, and the registered owners driving record will not be impacted, the city says.
What about insurance, that's all that really matters anyway (and of course, demerit points don't matter to insurance).
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Tory:
The fact is, [people] should be going zero over the limit,
I wonder if he drives at all.

Everyone goes over the speed limit. 45 on 40, 55 on 50. This is going to get everyone
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vkizzle wrote: Ottawa needs this too.
The route I take to work starts at 60kph and many drivers are going 80kph and when it turns to 80kph, they're going 100kph.
Totally Agree. Seems like everyone is in rush for some reason.
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evosero wrote: What about insurance, that's all that really matters anyway (and of course, demerit points don't matter to insurance).
No effect on insurance.
Similar to red light camera, this is only to catch the vehicles, and not the driver - Unlike when you get caught by police.

Full cash grab, no thing about safety.
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I look forward to disputing my future speeding ticket in court.
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Honestly having to keep at a consistent speed will make me more distracted while driving, especially if there any uphills/downhills. Won't be surprised if people drive even slower than the posted.

Terrible..
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Have any of you always gone perfectly 40 in a 40 zone? or 60 in a 60 zone? If you said yes, you're a lying sack of poop.

If this thing triggers >1km on speed limit, it's going to cause everyone to get a ticket.
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Electrah wrote: Honestly having to keep at a consistent speed will make me more distracted while driving, especially if there any uphills/downhills. Won't be surprised if people drive even slower than the posted.

Terrible..
I think that's what you're taught in Driver's Ed. To keep at a constant speed on down/uphills ....

For example, if you drive manual you are advised not to downshift on a downhill since the driver behind you wouldn't know you are slowing down without brake lights in use.

I don't think is such an issue since most people drive with Waze/Google Maps on their phones.

If this becomes an annoyance most people will just be motivated to buy cars with Android Auto/Apple Carplay support.

We're almost there in terms Alberta's unmanned speed enforcement.

Just missing the parked patrol cars that auto tag speedsters on the freeways.
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Anikiri wrote: Have any of you always gone perfectly 40 in a 40 zone? or 60 in a 60 zone? If you said yes, you're a lying sack of poop.

If this thing triggers >1km on speed limit, it's going to cause everyone to get a ticket.
Yep. School zones especially.

I knew this would happen as soon as they rolled out their "30 kph, think of the children!" campaign. Enforcing a speed limit of a hard 30 is excessive, but people do drive at dangerous speeds on every road in the city. I regularly see people blasting down the 50kph road in front of my place at 70+, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Anikiri wrote: Have any of you always gone perfectly 40 in a 40 zone? or 60 in a 60 zone? If you said yes, you're a lying sack of poop.

If this thing triggers >1km on speed limit, it's going to cause everyone to get a ticket.
+/- 5kph, not 20kph over.
I'm sure there's going to be a threshold.
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Do we have a list of locations to avoid these cashextortion ??
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Anikiri wrote: Have any of you always gone perfectly 40 in a 40 zone? or 60 in a 60 zone? If you said yes, you're a lying sack of poop.

If this thing triggers >1km on speed limit, it's going to cause everyone to get a ticket.
I was wondering this too. I hope there will be a 1 to 9 km/h buffer. I'm constantly looking up and down between the road and my speedometer when the max is 40 or 50 km/h because it's so hard to maintain those speeds. In a school zone I'm between 35 and 42 km/h. I find it easier to just aim for 35 km/h and I end up at just below 40 km/h.
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