Recent uptick in speeding on Edmonton roads concerns mayor and city official

As Edmontonians are being asked to stay home as much as possible amid an ongoing coronavirus pandemic, city officials say they have seen a spike in drivers speeding on roads. “The Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton have…

‘Too fast. Slow Down’: City says Edmonton driver feedback signs are working

You see them all over the city — digital signs displaying both the posted speed limit and how fast you’re driving. Now, a few years after crews began installing “driver feedback signs,” the City of Edmonton says they’ve proven to…

Teen charged after vehicle clocked doing 151 km/hr in construction zone

A 17-year-old boy from Athabasca, Alta. is facing a speeding charge after an Alberta Sherriff said the driver was caught travelling nearly double the speed limit in a construction zone. On June 1, a member from the Athabasca/Boyle Integrated Traffic…

Lloydminster RCMP’s ‘Constable Scarecrow’ hopes to deter speeders

This month, Lloydminster RCMP will be testing a new traffic safety program involving a metal cutout of an officer with a radar gun. They plan to call the cutout “Constable Scarecrow.” According to the RCMP, the idea “originated in Coquitlam,…

Alberta photo radar overhaul coming after review finds it’s a cash cow

The Alberta government is making changes to how photo radar is used across the province after releasing a review finding it is, in fact, sometimes a cash cow. On Thursday morning, Transportation Minister Brian Mason said photo radar has been…