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 with no service roads. As such, it's extremely important to monitor and enforce speeds on the highway, as well as in school zones and other problem areas.

Questions on the program can be directed to our Protective Services Department at 780-723-3178.

 

Photo Enforcement Locations Map

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2018 Statistics

The Town of Edson monitors the photo enforcement program throughout the year. One thing monitored is the number of tickets issued to residents of Edson vs non-residents.  In 2018 the percentage split was 15% residents and 85% non-residents, up slightly from 2017.

 

Revenue from the photo enforcement program saw a significant decline in 2017, but climbed slightly in 2018 to just over $600,000. This is the Town's share of the ticket revenue after the Provincial and contractor share is removed.

This chart shows the locations where the highest number of violations were occuring on a monthly basis in 2018. Despite speed indicator signs being placed at these locations during certain months, the three top violation locations continues to be:

For more specific location information, please see the map above.

Here you can see the average number of photo enforcement tickets issued per hour throughout 2018. Summer generally sees a higher number based on the increase in traffic on the highways.

Speed indicator signs are placed at key locations throughout the Town of Edson. While these don't generate tickets, it provides the driver with a flashing warning light and records speed data at each location.

As you can see in this chart for 2018, there is a disturbing number of extreme speed violations at each of these locations. Some as high as 141 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 

These numbers help us set future photo enforcement sites, as well as inform the RCMP on key locations for patrols and enforcement.