Option 4 Pilot Project

Strathcona County Enforcement Services and the RCMP have developed a pilot project, titled Option 4, to educate and find alternative ways to reduce repeat traffic offences to support traffic safety in Strathcona County.

What is Option 4?

Option 4 is an alternate option from the existing three options listed on the back of a violation notice. Recipients of the violation ticket are given the option to attend an information session in lieu of paying the fine received. This option is completely voluntary for the recipients of the violation ticket. If the recipient chooses to not attend the information session, their violation ticket with the specified penalty will be processed as usual.

What Option 4 pilot projects have been undertaken to date?

  • Spring 2017- Residential Speeding
  • Fall 2017- Stop Sign Compliance

What have been the results of the Option 4 Projects to date?

The two Option 4 projects completed to date have been very well-received by the community with 74% of those given an Option 4 for residential speeding and 83% of those given an Option 4 for a stop sign violation opting to participate.

  • 74% of participants in the Residential Speeding  project reported that the Option 4 presentation would change the way they drive on neighbourhood streets.
  • 97% of participants in the Stop Sign Project agreed that they would be more likely to stop fully at stop signs after attending the Option 4 session.

What next?

Strathcona County will continue to evaluate the Option 4 pilot project to determine its effectiveness.  We will be using information collected from participants during the Option 4 sessions to help guide us in the development of ongoing enforcement, education and engagement initiatives in our neighbourhoods.

Two more Option 4 projects are planned for 2018.

Further information:

RCMP and Enforcement Services
911 Bison Way
Phone: 780-449-0170

Last updated: Thursday, March 07, 2019
Page ID: 49717