New TTC streetcar

TTC considers cameras to catch drivers who pass open streetcar doors

The Toronto Transit Commission (ON) may install cameras on streetcars to catch drivers who don’t stop when the doors are open.

The proposed cameras would capture the license plate of the speeding cars so the drivers could be fined. The current penalty is $110 and three demerit points.

“TTC customers or pedestrians who are either boarding or exiting have been hit, and over the decades, people have lost their lives,” said TTC spokesman Brad Ross. “It only takes one car to kill somebody or to hurt somebody seriously.”

The TTC is currently studying the issue and reviewing technology options.  “We have to sort out how those tickets are issued and how that information is collected,” Ross said.  TTC expects to complete the study by the end of the year. Link to full story in CBC News.

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