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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.

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.

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

Provincial Court of Alberta
Law Courts
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0R2

  • 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

Provincial Court of Alberta
Law Courts
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0R2

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 Enquiries

Telephone 780-496-5656

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