MEDIA RELEASE - Automated Speed Enforcement

ASE set to begin November 2023 in Essa

UTOPIA – October 4, 2023 - The Township of Essa is continuing to progress towards their goal of making roads throughout Essa safer with the implementation of Automated Speed Enforcement cameras.  The ASE program is expected to go live in designated Community Safety Zones in Essa Township in November 2023 and will be used alongside other traffic control measures that focus on education, enforcement and traffic calming measures.

“The Automated Speed Enforcement Pilot Program for Essa Township will be a valuable tool to assist with improving traffic safety for its residents and commuters that travel through the area. Speed cameras will allow traffic officers to focus elsewhere broadening the coverage area for enforcement activities. Traffic complaints are one of Nottawasaga OPP’s highest calls for service and a Program such as this increases our ability to respond. This Pilot Project is not about revenues generated. Its sole purpose is to slow drivers down and ensuring that everyone gets to their destination safely. With our partners at Global Traffic Group, I am confident that this will be a success and impact speeds on Essa Township roadways.” ~Traffic Sargeant Eric Steele, Nottawasaga Traffic Enforcement Unit, Chair Essa Traffic Advisory Committee~

Signage has been posted to indicate to drivers Municipal Speed Cameras will be “Coming Soon” to the area.  There is a requirement for these signs to be posted 90 days prior to the cameras being activated. Once the cameras are activated, signage in the area will be updated to reflect that cameras are “Now In Use”. 

The first phase of the program will include:

  • Denney Drive
  • 25th Sideroad
  • 20th Sideroad
  • 5th Line
  • King Street

More information may be found at:


Andrea Hutchins 
Administrative Assistant 
705-424-9917 ext. 101
Lisa Lehr
Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk
705-424-9917 ext. 117
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