Following a request from Mayor John Tory, Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced Ontario will introduce a new legislation allowing municipalities to install safety cameras near schools to prevent speeding and protect pedestrians and cyclists.
While in Ottawa on Tuesday Wynne spoke on the matter “we have seen too many injuries and deaths caused by drivers who speed and endanger people’s lives.”… “Our intent is to give municipalities more tools to help keep people safe on our roads.”
Municipalities will now have more power to improve safety in school zones and community safety zones by introducing cameras that would take photos of speeders’ licence plates and mail them tickets, reduced speed-limit zones to decrease collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, and making it easier for towns and cities to join Ontario’s red-light camera program.
All revenue produced from the tickets will go to municipalities.
Do you think this is a good idea? Or a money grab?