In September 2011, Strathcona County Council voted to abolish mobile photo radar enforcement and approved hiring five additional enforcement officers (Strathcona County Community Peace Officers) to not only conduct speed enforcement, but also target other driving behaviours that place motorists at risk. These enforcement officers will serve to complement the existing integrated traffic unit (RCMP & Enforcement Services) and will be visible in the community as of September 1.
Intersection control devices, including red light cameras and speed detection cameras will continue to be used at seven intersections in Sherwood Park, including three on Baseline Road and four on Wye Road.
Motorists should be aware that demerit points will be assessed on their drivers licence for moving traffic violations. Each individual issued an Alberta Driver's Licence (regular Class 5) may receive a maximum of 15 demerit points before their driving privileges are revoked. The demerits are applied to the driver's licence upon conviction of moving traffic violations. Where it relates to speeding, the following applies:
- 1 - 15 km/h over the posted speed limit - 2 demerit points
- 16 - 30 km/h over the posted speed limit - 3 demerit points
- 31 - 50 km/h over the posted speed limit - 4 demerit points
Any speed in excess of 51 km/h over the posted limit - 6 demerit points
Please note, it is expected to take at least eight months to process issued photo radar tickets through the court system.
Last updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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