Intersection speed camera warning tickets begin

By Gary McKinnon
September 13, 2017 - 7:28am

RED DEER- Intersection speed cameras have started issuing warning tickets at 10 intersections in Red Deer.

Located at the same intersections as red light cameras, intersection speed cameras will issue tickets to drivers who speed through these intersections regardless of the colour of the signal.

A warning period will run September 11 to October 10, with regular tickets and fines starting November 1.

Speed infractions will follow the specified penalties as listed in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act; demerit points are not issued for these offences.

"Intersection speed cameras complement our overall traffic enforcement strategy and specifically target intersections, where we know 66 per cent of collisions happen," said Paul Goranson, Protective Services Director.

The following intersections are equipped with red light cameras, intersection speed cameras and warning signage for drivers.

The cameras operate in four locations at a time and rotate around the city in two-week intervals:

- 32 St. – 30 Ave. eastbound

- 32 St. – 30 Ave. southbound

- 50 St. – 30 Ave. eastbound

- 50 St. – 30 Ave. 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

Automated traffic enforcement, which includes red light cameras, speed intersection cameras and photo radar, complements the work done by the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit and Community Peace Officers.

The cameras free police officers to respond to collisions and conduct traffic campaigns targeting distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and speeders at other high-risk locations such as school and playground zones.

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

Visit www.reddeer.ca/intersections for more detailed information on traffic safety initiatives in Red Deer.

(Gary McKinnon - The City of Red Deer)

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