Automated Speed Enforcement

Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) is an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to help enforce speed limits in school zones and community safety zones. ASE technology will help make drivers more aware of their speed and the need to slow down.

Based on the Provincial regulations, ASE will only be used in community safety zones and school zones and to protect our most vulnerable residents and help them feel comfortable while walking, running, playing, cycling and generally enjoying their community. ASE is focused on altering driver behaviour to decrease speeding and increase safety. The images are reviewed by Provincial Offence Officers and then tickets are issued to the owner of the vehicle regardless of who was driving.

Town of Caledon has two mobile ASE cameras which will be rotated among the community safety zones on Town roads where speeding is of concern. The Region of Peel also has a mobile ASE camera on the Regional roads in Caledon.

How automated speed enforcement works?

The automated speed enforcement system is comprised of three main parts:

  1. A speed measurement component.
  2. A data processing/storage component.
  3. An image capture component that includes a data box with the posted speed limit, speed of vehicle, location, time of day and other information.

If a vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit in an automated speed enforcement area, the automated speed enforcement system captures an image that is stored and reviewed by a provincial offences officer. The ticket, which contains a digitized copy of the image and an enlargement of the license plate, is mailed to the registered plate holder within 30 days of the offence, outlining next steps and the cost of the associated fine. Automated speed enforcement associated tickets will not result in demerit points.

Tickets and fines FAQs

What is the maximum number of tickets someone can receive?

There is no maximum number of tickets someone can receive. A ticket will be issued to the registered plate owner each time their vehicle exceeds the speed limit when a municipal speed camera is in use. The best way to avoid a ticket is to obey the posted speed limits. They are the law, not a guideline.

How are automated speed enforcement tickets processed?

After the automated speed enforcement system captures an image of a vehicle exceeding the speed limit, the image is sent to a processing centre to be reviewed by a provincial offences officer. The ticket, which contains a digitized copy of the image and an enlargement of the license plate image, is mailed to the registered plate owner. On conviction, the penalty is a fine, no demerit points are applied. 

What are the fines associated with an automated speed enforcement ticket?

Tickets issued for speeding when detected through automated speed enforcement clearly indicate the set fine, which is determined by the Chief Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and is specific to the rate of speed over the speed limit the vehicle was travelling at the time the image was taken. The total payable amount indicated on the ticket includes the set fine, court costs and victim fine surcharge. More information can be found at the Ontario Court of Justice page.

Will automated speed enforcement tickets affect driver/owner records such a demerit points?

No. Since the ticket is issued to the registered plate holder and not the driver, no demerit points can be applied.

Who is issued the ticket?

The ticket is issued to the registered plate holder of the vehicle, even if they were not the one driving. An offence notice is mailed within 30 days of the violation.

How will Ontario’s court system handle the new charges associated with automated speed enforcement?

All automated speed enforcement speeding tickets will be processed through the Provincial Offences Court, the same as any other speeding or traffic-related offence.

Where can automated speed enforcement be implemented?
Under the Highway Traffic Act, automated speed enforcement can only be authorized for use in school areas and community safety zones.
What do I do if I got a ticket?

The owners of the motor vehicle are liable for the speeding ticket. Owners disputing the alleged infraction have the following options:

  • Paying the provincial offence notice (the ticket),
  • Asking for a resolution (settlement) meeting with a prosecutor
  • Having a trial before a Justice of the Peace.

Convicted owners will not be subject to demerit points.

How will I receive this kind of speeding ticket?
If you are the owner of a motor vehicle that travels in excess of the speed limit in a community safety zone where Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) is in use, you will receive an offence notice in the mail.

Similar to red-light camera tickets, a photograph of the vehicle that was speeding will be on the offence notice along with and enlargement of the vehicle’s license plate.

The location of where and when the speeding offence occurred, as well as the speed of the vehicle and the posted speed limit will also be on the ticket.

Contact Us

Contact the Transportation Engineering Division at if you have any questions about the Automated Speed Enforcement program.