Timmins drivers may have to change their driving habits.

City council is looking into automated traffic enforcement to tackle problems like distracted driving and speeding.

CEO of Global Traffic Group David Steer told council on Tuesday how the system catches people in the act. Steer says cameras would catch video or pictures on the infraction and send it to police where they can then issue a ticket. He says the person receiving the ticket will also be sent a copy of the video or picture.

Since legislation regarding this technology isn’t set in Ontario, council is looking at doing a traffic data pilot project with Steer. This project would gather data on Timmins driving habits for one week. The Timmins Police Service and Steer will be working together to set this up.