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The use of automated enforcement significantly reduces speeding. It is proven to reduce collisions and the resulting injuries, and moves Edmonton towards zero fatalities and major injuries.

How speed relates to stopping distance

Who Gets the Ticket

Section 160(1) of the Traffic Safety Act states,

"If a vehicle is involved in an offence referred to in Section 157 or a bylaw, the owner of that vehicle is guilty of an offence."

Because you are charged as the registered owner of the vehicle, and have not been charged as a driver, a guilty plea will not result in any demerit points assessed to your operator's license.

Note that tickets are mailed out, have a photo of the vehicle and contain details including the posted speed, violation speed, and fine amount.

Safe Speeds

Our bodies are fragile and even a small difference in speed can mean the difference between life and death. This is especially true for pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. You can play your part by staying within the speed limit and driving to the conditions. Remember that a speed limit is a maximum travel speed, not merely a guide.

Between 2012-2016, there were 833 fatal or serious injury collisions in 50 km/h zones and 700 in 60 km/h zones. Driving even a few kilometres over the speed limit adds to the risk.

When in a crash in Edmonton, compared to motorists:

  • Pedestrians are approximately 55 times more likely to die 
  • Motorcyclists are approximately 30 times more likely to die
  • Bicyclists are approximately 6 times more likely to die

- statistics based on 2012-2016 collision data

Collision Locations (2012-2016)

Bicycle Collisons

Motorcycle Collisions

Pedestrian Collisions

Automated Enforcement Locations

The Automated Enforcement Locations are updated every Friday for the locations planned for the following calendar week (Monday thru Sunday). The selection of locations may vary as determined by weather, road conditions, roadway closures or construction, equipment issues or other unforeseen circumstances.

Automated Enforcement Locations - Open Data

Maps:

Automated Enforcement Zones Map - All

Automated Enforcement Zones Map - Weekly

Paying Traffic Fines

If you received a red light or photo radar violation ticket, as the registered owner of the plate you will receive a Notice of Offence in the mail from the Edmonton Police Service which includes images of the violation you have three options to respond.

Speeding Fines

Pay the Voluntary Payment

In Person

  • At any Registry Office or Provincial Court
  • Service fees apply

Online

By Mail

Law Courts Provincial Traffic Production Centre
601 - 5th Street South West
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5P7
 

  • Include your ticket with your payment and write the ticket number on the back of your cheque or money order
  • Don't send cash in the mail
  • You can pay by cheques or money orders, in Canadian funds, made payable to: Government of Alberta
  • You can pay by credit card

Plead Not Guilty

By Mail

Law Courts Provincial Traffic Production Centre
601 - 5th Street South West 
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5P7

Mail your notice to the address indicated above and sign the following statement:

I wish to Plead Not Guilty to the offence I have been charged with and Will Appear at the Trial Date set for me. I understand that I will be advised of this trial date by ordinary mail which will be sent to address on the face of this offence notice unless I indicate a different address below. I understand that should I fail to appear for my trial I may be convicted in my absence without a hearing and I will be responsible for payment of any penalty plus late payment charges that may become applicable.

Appear Before a Justice

  • Appear before a justice at the appearance address and date indicated on the reverse side of your ticket
  • You may plead guilty or not guilty to the offence charged
  • If you plead guilty, you may make submissions as to penalty and the Justice may grant time to pay
  • If you plead not guilty, a trial date will be set

Please Note: Where authorized, the voluntary payment option includes a victims surcharge. The victims surcharge is used to assist victims of crime in the Province of Alberta.

For More Information

Photo Enforcement Inquiries

Telephone 780-496-5656

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