Sarnia will create “community safety zones” at four elementary schools as a potential first step for installing photo radar.
City council’s move will artificially reduce the vehicle speed limits within 150 metres of the school property lines at P.E. McGibbon, Errol Road, Rosedale and St. Michael’s schools.
In a recent report, city staff recommended reducing speeds by 10 km/h. Fines for speeding in the zones might also increase.
If successful after one year, the city will look at placing safety zones around all Sarnia schools.
Sarnia is also monitoring automated speed enforcement, or photo radar, which some larger Ontario cities are currently installing.
It’s not yet known how many fines are needed to pay for the equipment, so Sarnia is taking a wait-and-see approach.