Leduc wants photo radar on Highway 2

The City of Leduc is just waiting for final approval from the Solicitor Generals Office before moving forward...

The City of Leduc is just waiting for final approval from the Solicitor Generals Office before moving forward with a new pilot project placing photo radar along Highway 2 in the city.

Mayor Greg Krischke says the proposed two-year project is looking to increase safety along the highway. “Bottom line is we’re trying to make it safe for travelling and our first responders.”

“The piece of Highway 2 we’re focusing on is arguably one of the most dangerous portions of Highway 2 between Edmonton and Calgary, and the statistics support that,” said Krischke in a press statement. There have been four deaths in the last three years and 218 incidents between 2010 and 2015; of that 171 were motor vehicle collisions. Over 102,000 motorists annually travel faster than 30 kilometers over the posted speed limit and an average of 280 motorists per day travel at speeds higher than 140 km/h through Leduc.

Krischke says the plan is to launch a full media campaign, including awareness of the project and education of why it is needed. The three-month campaign would start in October and would include the warning period with fines being issued after New Years.

He added the city is not looking to make money off the photo radar project. “If this is done correctly it won’t make any money.”

However, Krischke acknowledges the probability of a 100 per cent speeder reduction is not likely.

 

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