Intersection Safety Cameras
About the Program
Intersection Safety Cameras (ISCs) monitor intersections and photograph vehicles that speed or run through a red light.
The Office of Traffic Safety installs and manages ISCs in Edmonton. The Edmonton Police Service has been using ISCs to enforce traffic laws at intersections since November 2009.
The City places ISCs at high-collision intersections to:
- Deter drivers from running a red light or speeding.
- Lower the number and severity of collisions.
- Improve the safety of Edmonton’s roads.
Intersections are high-risk locations for collisions. Risky behaviour like speeding and running red lights has serious consequences, including collision, injury, and death. These consequences are preventable.
Did you know?
- 53% of all collisions in Edmonton happened at intersections in 2011.
- 67% of injury-related collisions in Edmonton happened at intersections in 2011.
- 12 people died in collisions at Edmonton intersections in 2011.
- The direct cost of collisions in our region is estimated at $1 billion a year according to the Collision Cost Study done by CRISP.
- Since 1999, the City has used cameras to photograph vehicles that run a red light. A 2006 study funded by the Edmonton Police Commission proved that these cameras cut collisions.
For more information:
The Office of Traffic Safety
9304 – 41 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6E 6G8