One single Toronto speed camera has cost drivers nearly $2.3 million in tickets
Newly-released data on a prominent speed camera in Toronto shows a scary new record for speedy drivers.
According to Safe Parkside, the speeding camera on Parkside Drive near Algonquin Avenue is the busiest in Toronto and just issued the most tickets across the city for the eighth time.
Parkside is the highest ticketed street out of all 51 current speed camera locations and has a speed limit of 40 kilometre/hour in place — something that drivers seem to ignore.
INBOX from the folks at Safe Parkside. The speed camera there doing brisk biz.— Maltese Petard ( Official Parody) 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@shawnmicallef) February 10, 2023
Another tragedy will happen. Local councillor is near-awol (this group is quite pissed at Perks).
Also note: speeding fine of $107. Fare evasion on TTC is $400+.
Wonder who made them rules? pic.twitter.com/YiWpIgG62P
Since January alone, this camera has issued 1,815 tickets, surpassing 20,000 tickets since it was first installed in April 2022.
That many tickets have brought in nearly $2.3 million in revenue, with some arguing it's better at bringing in the dollars than actually stopping speedsters.
According to Safe Parkside, two major collisions have taken place in the past few months, including one in February when residents were awakened by a loud clash after a car crashed into two parked vehicles.
The Parkside Drive speed camera just came in #1 for an 8th time, surpassing 20,000 tickets issued and earning the city nearly 2.3M in revenue https://t.co/4xEbjx0oBY— Toronto Reddit (@toronto_reddit) March 15, 2023
The group says the occupants of that car led the scene without reporting it to police, leaving the abandoned vehicle behind.
A veteran tow truck driver who came to remove the vehicles told neighbours this wasn't his first time on Parkside and that he'd seen residents have their parked cars hit multiple times.
With this trend, it appears that next month (and probably the rest of the year) will continue to push this record. Please stop speeding!
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