Red Light Cameras
The City of Red Deer uses red light cameras as a tool to help reduce the number of vehicles running red lights. The camera takes photographs of license plates of vehicles that enter the intersection against a red signal.
Intersection Speed Cameras
Located at the same intersections as red light cameras, intersection speed cameras issue tickets to drivers who speed through these intersections regardless of the colour of the signal. Speed infractions follow the specified penalties as listed in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.
Red light cameras and intersection speed cameras are located at ten high-collision intersections throughout the city. Signage indicates the intersection has cameras. Cameras are in operation at all times in the following ten locations:
- 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
Tickets are issued through the mail to the registered vehicle owner. Because the owner may not have been the offending driver, no demerit points are assessed. The image shows the vehicle's rear license plate only - not its driver or occupants.
Because intersection speed cameras record infractions at every phase of the light cycle (green, yellow and red), it is possible to receive two tickets if a vehicle enters an intersection on a red light and above the speed limit.