More than 22,000 tickets handed out in the first month of speed cameras being operational

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Toronto Mayor John Tory says the city has a speeding problem as he announced automated speed cameras are now operational.

He says 50 cameras installed in school zones led to more than 22,000 tickets being issued over the course of a month this summer.

Tory says the cameras were installed just before the pandemic hit in March and became operational on July 6.

He says the province granted the use of the cameras in school and community safety zones.

The announcement comes at the same time as police launched its school and bicycle safety campaigns.

The tickets do not come with the loss of demerit points and do not affect a person's driving record.