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Cameras will keep an eye on drivers

Lead-footed drivers better gear up for a rude awakening as police prepare to install multi-use cameras at dangerous intersections.

Lead-footed drivers better gear up for a rude awakening as police prepare to install multi-use cameras at dangerous intersections.

The new cameras will record speeds through intersections whether the light is red, yellow or green.

The new sites haven’t been chosen yet, but will be high-collision locations where speed has been an issue, like the intersection of 34 Avenue and 91 Street.

Of the 453 traffic fatalities in Alberta last year, approximately half were at intersections. Speed was a contributing factor in the majority of crashes.

“If you can decrease the speed, you’re going to decrease the severity of collisions,” said Staff Sgt. Bill Horne.

After cameras are installed in May, drivers caught speeding will be issued warnings in the mail. Actual tickets will begin to be issued in June.

Tickets will not carry demerits, but could have fines as high as $250.

 
 
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