The Niagara Region is one step closer to installing speed cameras.
The region has started putting up ‘Municipal Speed Camera Coming Soon’ signs in four community safety zones:
- Niagara Falls:
Lundy’s Lane between Kalar Road and Montrose Road (West Lane Secondary School)
- St. Catharines:
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)
- West Lincoln:
Station Street between Spring Creek Road and West Street (John Calvin School)
Once operational, the cameras will take a photo and record the speed of any vehicle going over the posted speed limit. Tickets will then be mailed to vehicle owners.
The signs are part of a required 90 days notice. The cameras will start working this September to coincide with the start of the school year.
“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,” Niagara Region explained in a news release.
Overall there are 13 approved Community Safety Zones.
“With the launch of the program in September, Niagara Region will join other municipalities across the province in adopting automated enforcement tools which remind motorists of the critical need to slow down and improve road safety conditions where children walk, bike and play,” the region added.