Photo Radar Coming to Hamilton

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Hamilton city council is taking another step to address aggressive drivers and speeding across the city this year.

At the January 13 Public Works meeting, councillors voted in favour of a photo radar pilot project in school zones, to help curb a growing trend of speeding in certain neighbourhoods.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Last month, the province announced that it would ease regulations and allow municipalities to use photo radar cameras in school and community safety zones, where limits are under 80 km/h.

Speed Limit Sign in School Zone

Councillor Merulla’s motion calls for a one-year pilot in school zones using two cameras. The idea is to assess the technology and how it affects the city and provincial offences system, and that staff are directed to report back in early 2021. The cost of the pilot project will come from the city’s red-light camera reserve.

It has been suggested that the two cameras would rotate between 10 and 15 locations a year. Driver should not worry about being shocked at the locations of the new radar cameras, as the province requires signage notifying drivers of the placement of cameras at least 90 days in advance of their deployment.

The goal is to have the cameras in place by the start of school in September, with then the goal of the project moving to community safety zones.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here

 

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Councillor John-Paul Danko