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    Default Alberta to tighten rules on photo radar

    https://www.cfweradio.ca/news/albert...n-photo-radar/

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    Changes will start in April 2022 to enhance accountability and transparency, ensuring that photo radar technology is used primarily for traffic safety, not for revenue.

    Changes coming into effect in 2022 that will help everyday Albertans include:

    - restrictions on photo radar use in transition zones and on residential roads with less than 50 km/h speed limits (restrictions do not apply to school, playground, or construction zones)
    - eliminating double ticketing within five minutes
    - mandating all photo radar enforcement vehicles be clearly visible
    - requiring rationale and data for sites to justify the use of photo radar
    I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop but I'm cautiously optimistic. I haven't been gotten by photo radar in years but these seem like good moves.

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    I'm hopeful, but for some reason I've got a feeling the monkey's paw is going to curl and we're going to see alot more laser traps in those areas instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    https://www.cfweradio.ca/news/albert...n-photo-radar/

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    I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop but I'm cautiously optimistic. I haven't been gotten by photo radar in years but these seem like good moves.
    Did they not try this already a few years back but it was left to a municipal level? I suppose this is now a provincial mandate but i honestly dont see things changing at all. In my city, we have approved locations and the radar technicians follow those locations maybe 50% of the time

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    Once I see them in Crowchild and Glenmore near then Pannenkeok Haus, then this is obv a lie.


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    unrelated, but whoever dropped the speed limit on barlow and 114th to 60 from 70 can go straight to hell. what a fucking cash grab.

    not unrelated. it's awesome they can't use the cash grab spot on crowchild north just as you come off glenmore west. drop the speed limit for no reason and provide some sweet cover for a photo radar truck.
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    We can thank that BRUTAL mayor they had in Edmonton for so long named Iveson. He somehow had photo radar cranked down to issuing tickets for like 6-over the limit. It was insanity! They made millions until people just gave up and drove slow as balls everywhere and their revenue completely dried up.
    Whyte Avenue had 2-3 vehicles set up between 83 St and 109 St and they used some bullshit "Dragoneye" laser that was undetectable and I don't think it could even be jammed. Plus the operators had handheld cameras they were using out of parked Toyota's (Prius LoL) and they were fuckin EVERYWHERE.

    It was 1984 in that place.

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    It was 1984 in that place.
    They're still living like it's 1987 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerserkerCatSplat View Post
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    How about getting rid of photo radar at marked construction zones when there's NO WORKERS AND NO EQUIPMENT? You can't tell me that's not a cash grab when it's doubled fines and nobody's around except the photo radar car in the middle of the night.

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    Plot twist: CPS is going to have to make up the revenues with officer written tickets and we're all going to get insurance increases when we get pinched

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    They're still living like it's 1987 though.
    Well that way they can live in denial of the Flames' single cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    We can thank that BRUTAL mayor they had in Edmonton for so long named Iveson. He somehow had photo radar cranked down to issuing tickets for like 6-over the limit. It was insanity! They made millions until people just gave up and drove slow as balls everywhere and their revenue completely dried up.
    Whyte Avenue had 2-3 vehicles set up between 83 St and 109 St and they used some bullshit "Dragoneye" laser that was undetectable and I don't think it could even be jammed. Plus the operators had handheld cameras they were using out of parked Toyota's (Prius LoL) and they were fuckin EVERYWHERE.

    It was 1984 in that place.
    This haha. I hate driving in Edmonton. Driving on henday at 100 is just fucked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    How about getting rid of photo radar at marked construction zones when there's NO WORKERS AND NO EQUIPMENT? You can't tell me that's not a cash grab when it's doubled fines and nobody's around except the photo radar car in the middle of the night.
    100% this, absolute bullshit. Construction limits should only be for when workers are present.

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    100% this, absolute bullshit. Construction limits should only be for when workers are present.
    Should be a flashing speed sign when workers present, and a fine to the company if left on when no workers are present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    Should be a flashing speed sign when workers present, and a fine to the company if left on when no workers are present.
    We should have a police officer or sheriff on location at all times when work is happening, and that officer can spend all day ticketing and ensuring safety while workers are present. The fines from traffic infractions in an active work zone should pay for the officers time, and once the workers leave, the officer will be released. Win-win-win. More employment, more safety, more everything.
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    - eliminating double ticketing within five minutes

    When I see the flash it'll be 4:59 of WOT, I'm getting my money's worth!

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    I'm in for once a month a day like The Purge:Racer Series.
    No limits. Keep your kids inside.

    Get some of the 30km/h "but I wanted to turn there and there's a few more feet of painted island, I can make it" jackholes off these roads.

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    all visible photo radar does is cause idiots to ham their brakes and do 10 under for 100ft and then speed away again
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    Excellent news
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyra1ax View Post
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    I'm hopeful, but for some reason I've got a feeling the monkey's paw is going to curl and we're going to see alot more laser traps in those areas instead.
    As it should be. With how lax policing has gotten, there are a lot of vehicles I see on the road with obvious fake plates, one was even just a black and white print out... I have also been seeing a few modified plates where people have painted numbers to make them look like a different digit. Photo Radar isn't catching these people. The list goes on, but, I for one, want to see more police enforcing traffic laws and the complete elimination of photo radar.

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    How about getting rid of photo radar at marked construction zones when there's NO WORKERS AND NO EQUIPMENT? You can't tell me that's not a cash grab when it's doubled fines and nobody's around except the photo radar car in the middle of the night.
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    100% this, absolute bullshit. Construction limits should only be for when workers are present.
    According to 660 news when I was driving this afternoon, that is exactly what is happening. It can't be used in construction zones when workers are NOT present. Same thing for school zones, photo radar can ONLY be used when school is actually in session.

    It's a start. I want the complete elimination of photo radar, 100%.
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