In a period of 18 days, the City of Ottawa has issued over 10,000 speeding tickets, outpacing the much larger City of Toronto which issued just over 7,600 in 14 days, according to mayors from the respective cities.
Ottawa’s network of photo radars issued 10,771 tickets from July 13 to 31 for its one million residents. Toronto’s network, which includes over six million residents, issued 7,645 tickets from July 6 to 20. These tickets included repeat offenders – meaning you can be ticketed multiple times in the same month, week, or day.
The 365-kg ticket machines were activated in July after months of back-and-forth between Mayor Jim Watson and Premier Doug Ford, and are projected to help reduce injuries and accidents.
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