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Intersection speed camera tickets begin Wednesday

October 31, 2017 12:11 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Intersection speed cameras will start issuing speeding tickets at high-collision intersections in Red Deer on November 1.

Located at the same intersections as red light cameras, the speed cameras issue tickets to drivers who speed through these intersections regardless of the colour of the signal – green, yellow or red. Speed infractions follow the specified penalties as listed in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act; demerit points are not issued for these offences. Tickets are sent by mail to the registered owner of the vehicle.

“Most collisions are preventable, and intersection speed cameras are placed at busy, high-collision intersections to encourage drivers to slow down,” said Paul Goranson, Protective Services Director. “Photo radar, red light cameras, intersection speed enforcement, RCMP traffic campaigns and RCMP traffic patrols are all complementary parts of our larger traffic safety plan.”

The following intersections are equipped with red light cameras, intersection speed cameras and warning signage for drivers. The cameras typically operate in four locations at a time and rotate around the city in one month intervals:

32 St. – 30 Ave. eastbound
30 Ave. – 32 St. southbound
50 St. – 30 Ave. eastbound
30 Ave. – 50 St. northbound
49 St. – 49 Ave. northbound
76 St. – 50 Ave. northbound
59 St. – 50 Ave. southbound
32 St. – Taylor Drive southbound
67 St. – 50 Ave. northbound
32 St. – 50 Ave. southbound

A warning and public notification period began in September, with warning tickets being issued from September 11 to October 10. During this time warning tickets were mailed to registered vehicle owners but no fines were associated with these tickets.

Automated traffic enforcement, including photo radar, red light cameras and intersection speed cameras, frees the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit and Community Peace Officers to respond to collisions and public complaints, and to conduct traffic campaigns targeting distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and speeders at other high-risk locations such as school and playground zones.

In Red Deer, automated traffic enforcement is used in targeted areas, including locations with a documented history of high collisions and/or speeding drivers, and areas with high pedestrian traffic, per Alberta guidelines.

The revenue The City receives from automated traffic enforcement is used to support policing costs.  

Visit www.reddeer.ca/intersections for more information about intersection speed cameras, including a map of the locations.

 

For more information, please contact:

Paul Goranson
Protective Services Director
The City of Red Deer
403-406-8805

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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