Photo Enforcement

Photo Enforcement

The Town of Edson is committed to public safety. One of the areas of focus is traffic safety. Speed can be a dangerous thing, and through the use of photo enforcement, our goal is to reduce speeding in areas of concern. Edson is unique as we have residential, commercial and industrial zones along the highway. As such, it's extremely important to monitor and enforce speeds on the highway, as well as in school zones and other problem areas. Below is a list of frequently asked questions on the photo enforcement program. Any further questions can be directed to our Protective Services Department at 780-723-3178.


What is Photo Enforcement

Photo enforcement is used in areas that have been deemed as high collision locations, high speed corridors, school and playground zones, constructions zones, or others based on citizen concerns. All sites are selected pursuant to the guidelines set out by the Province of Alberta.

Photo enforcement is also used to enforce speeding violations in locations where it is unsafe for police officers to conduct manual enforcement, as well as in areas where the safety of pedestrians or other drivers might be compromised by a manned traffic stop.

The current Photo Enforcement schedule/locations can be found here - Photo Enforcement Schedule

Where can I pay for the ticket?

Tickets can be paid through the Provincial Court or online following the directions on the notice.

I don’t agree with my ticket. Who can I contact to discuss?

Once a ticket is issued to the registered owner it becomes a Provincial Court matter. Options are listed on the notice/ticket.

Where do the photo enforcement revenues go?

All revenues from photo enforcement are split between the Town of Edson, the Province, and the operator.

All Edson revenues from the program are currently applied towards the Town's policing costs and community safety initiatives.