Information regarding automated speed enforcement (photo radar)

Automated speed enforcement (photo radar) is an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. It is focused on altering driver behaviour to decrease speeding and increase safety, and is designed to work in tandem with other methods and strategies, including engineering measures, education initiatives and traditional police enforcement.

Below is a timeline of activities related to photo radar, including provincial procedure/regulation announcements & next steps for Haldimand County:


May 2017

  • The province passed Bill 65, the Safer School Zones Act, which provided the necessary legislative framework for automated speed enforcement.

December 2019

  • The necessary regulations amending the Highway Traffic Act were passed allowing the use of automated speed enforcement by municipalities.
  • Photo radar can now be used in designated School Zones and Community Safety Zones, both of which need to be established through municipal by-laws.
  • The Ministry of Transportation will be providing additional details in the near future to clarify the types of automated speed enforcement technology that may be used by municipalities and a description of enforcement procedures for any resulting Provincial Offences Act charges.


  • Staff will report back to Council in 2020 on the use of automated speed enforcement in school and community safety zones as well as associated fiscal, operational and administrative impacts.


  • Based on the need to address fiscal, operational and administrative impacts it is expected that photo radar will be available for deployment in the County in 2021.




Official Plan Update – Facilitated Community Workshop #1 – March 25

Official Plan Update – Facilitated Workshop # 1

March 25, 2020
6:00 to 9:00 pm (registration 6:00-6:30 pm)
Cayuga Arena – McSorley Family Hall (2nd Floor)
55 Thorburn Street, Cayuga

A roundtable forum is being held as part of the Official Plan Review. The session will be a facilitated workshop that will focus on:

  • Key trends impacting Haldimand County;
  • Your aspirations for the County; and
  • Two themes: Economy and Growth Management.

This is the first of two workshops in the Official Plan Update review. Facilitated Workshop # 2 will be held in the Fall of 2020 and will focus on the other policy themes, including Environment; Community Building; Leisure, Culture and Heritage; and Health and Social Services.

The Haldimand County Official Plan contains goals, objectives and policies that manage and direct physical change and its effects on the social, economic and natural environment of the County. It guides the installation of public infrastructure and the County’s zoning bylaws that development approvals must conform to.

To help us prepare for the Workshop, please contact Christina Botas – Haldimand County Planning Department at 905-318-5932 ext. 6209 or email: to pre-register for the event.

All are welcome! Have your say in shaping Haldimand’s future. Your ideas and insights are important.