Enforcement at intersections

Intersections are the number one priority for enforcement efforts in Strathcona County. RCMP and Enforcement Services regularly patrol stop signs to increase driver awareness and compliance.

Traffic light camera

Intersection Safety Devices (red light/speed on green cameras)

Strathcona County uses many tools to improve intersection safety. An Intersection Safety Device (ISD) is considered when red light and speed infractions are resulting in collisions.

This video, captured by ISDs in Sherwood Park, shows examples of unsafe driver behaviours in our community (note the failures to make a complete stop at the red light, before turning right):

Red Light? Turning Right? Make a full stop before you turn. It’s the law.

Be sure to stop fully and ensure it is safe to proceed, before entering the crosswalk area. This video shows how to properly negotiate a right turn on a red light:

Strathcona County uses Intersection Safety Devices (ISDs) at several major intersection:

  • Wye Road and Ordze Road (westbound)
  • Wye Road and Sherwood Drive (eastbound)
  • Wye Road and Brentwood Boulevard (east and westbound)
  • Wye Road and Clover Bar Road (eastbound)
  • Baseline Road and Broadmoor Boulevard (westbound)
  • Baseline Road and Sherwood Drive (west and southbound)
  • Baseline Road and Clover Bar Road (westbound)
  • Sherwood Drive and Fir Street (southbound)
  • NEW: Sherwood Drive and Granada Boulevard/Festival Way (north, south and westbound)
  • NEW: Baseline Road and 17 Street (east and westbound)
  • Coming soon: Baseline Road and 17 Street (north and southbound)

Violations

Registered vehicle owners will receive violation ticket(s) when:

  • Entering the intersection when the light is red,
  • Exceeding the posted speed limit, and/or
  • Failing to come to a complete stop at a red light before turning right.

Questions?

Check the Frequently Asked Questions about Intersection Safety Devices.

Regulation

Provincial

In Alberta, the Solicitor General provides very specific guidelines for automated enforcement use and evaluation requirements.

Automated Traffic Enforcement Technology Guidelines

In the County

Strathcona County has developed additional measures to ensure ISDs in our community are safety-focused, transparent and accountable. These guidelines define a more rigorous site selection process and evaluation process.

Site selection

ISDs are only one tool to improve intersection safety. When a high collision location is identified, a full review done to identify all potential actions that can improve safety, according to Strathcona County's Intersection Safety Action Plan (1.7 MB)

For detailed information, read:  Intersection Safety Device Program (513.8 KB)  

Evaluation

The Solicitor General Strathcona requires a full audit of the County’s ISD program every three years to ensure compliance with provincial regulation.

Further to Solicitor General requirements, Strathcona County monitors collision trends and violation statistics at all ISD locations to ensure ISDs are having the desired safety benefit.

2019 Automated Enforcement Report (2.5 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions about automated red light and speed detection cameras

RCMP and Enforcement Services
780-467-7741
911 Bison Way Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 1S9

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Last updated: Thursday, May 07, 2020
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