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Published January 11, 2024

Barrie announces where speed cameras will be located in February

News release - City of Barrie

The City of Barrie's automated speed enforcement (ASE) program has now been in effect for over a month to help improve the safety of Barrie's neighbourhoods by discouraging speeding in designated community safety zones.

Residents may notice some different signage in place in community safety zones where speed cameras are present. Along with a “Municipal Speed Camera in Use” sign, there is also a sign indicating how the speed limit can differ depending on the time of year, the day, and time of day—related to times when children are travelling to and from schools. The flashing lights to warn of a 40 km/h zone have been replaced because the Government of Ontario doesn't permit both flashing lights and speed limits that vary, to be posted at the same time.

A static speed limit sign allows a provincial offences officer to be confident that the accurate speed limit was posted to advise drivers of the maximum speed. It also ensures that any tickets issued meet the requirements under the ASE regulation of the Highway Traffic Act, which is required to operate the ASE program. 

The cameras are programmable and determine what speed zone is applicable at the correct time of the day. Once the speed cameras are moved to another location within the city, the flashing lights will be back in activation.

The current locations of the speed cameras are as follows:

  • eastbound on Big Bay Point Road near Willow Landing and Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic elementary schools
  • southbound on Anne Street North near Portage View Public School and École secondaire catholique Nouvelle-Alliance

In February, the cameras will be moved to the following locations:

  • northbound Essa Road near Timothy Christian School
  • westbound Ardagh Road in the vicinity of Heritage Baptist Church

If your vehicle is captured by the camera as going over the posted speed limit, the ticketing process is as follows:

  • The speed camera captures an image that is stored and reviewed by a provincial offences officer.
  • The ticket is mailed to the registered plate holder at the address on file with the Province of Ontario.
  • You will receive a ticket within 30 days after the violation occurs.

Fines are based on how much the driver was exceeding the speed limit, in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act. Fines are doubled in community safety zones, even if the violation occurs outside school hours. To learn more about the automated speed enforcement program and to view the video, visit barrie.ca/traffic

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