More visible look for photo radar enforcement vehicles in Edmonton

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$100k to wrap 28 trucks and attach a flag pole.

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"Goal of 0 fatalities and injuries" well yeah, OK, if you make cars drive 2mph it's virtually impossible for anyone to ever get hurt but you completely destroy your city/state/province/country's GDP because people can walk faster than they're allowed to drive. Great argument, really. You know how to actually prevent traffic deaths? Stop giving every dipshit who has a pulse a license like it's a god-given right.
 

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Protecting revenue generators by dressing up their photoradar trucks so they're not 'hidden', ie: trying to make it seem like it's not a cash cow so it won't get taken away.


It doesn’t matter how bright and how stand out the colors they make their units. They still going to hide behind bushes, be on over passes and park on service roads


I personally thinks its a stunt to nullify the protesting group. Here is what I mean. The province knows full well Edmonton has a dedicated group of protester who place warning sign before the mobile photo unit. There is no doubt they impact the amount of tickets given out at the particular location at the time and day . I’m guessing single digit tickets are given

Now the city proclaims reduced tickets each year from it’s climax year means it’s working. But when asked to hand over all their data. The data won’t be a simple yearly total. It will be very precise, location, time, date, weather, road conditions etc. there will anomalies where tickets are in the single digits but the norm is a lot higher. One can easily conclude that a protester was there.

Have a visible unit. City now says those anomalies are because our units are visible so ppl are slowing down.

It’s all about showing that the program is working to reduce tickets and the culture is changing and not from anything else
 

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Why not just park patrol cars in high risk locations? Would accomplish the same end.
Cost too much.
The photo radar operators are not Leo’s. The make between $20 to $25/hr

A Leo cost much more. Figure in benefits on top of that.

Plus they argue the police budget isn’t keeping up with the growth of the city and do not want them tied up sitting in photo radar trucks.
 

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Cost too much.
The photo radar operators are not Leo’s. The make between $20 to $25/hr

A Leo cost much more. Figure in benefits on top of that.

Plus they argue the police budget isn’t keeping up with the growth of the city and do not want them tied up sitting in photo radar trucks.

I would argue the city took over the photo enforcement program for the revenue stream.

The police used to operate the photo program. When the city took over. They lowered the threshold speed in which a ticket was issued. they purchase the latest tech equipment and more of it.

Take a while guess what year the city took over the photo enforcement program.


The city can preach about how it’s part of their “vision zero” program and its for safety.

I’m not against photo enforcement but I’m against the tactics my city uses.

Their tactics are for pure maximization of revenue.

I used to play hockey on Sunday nights. I leave the rink around 1145pm. It’s about a 30 min drive home. Sometimes. I make detour and grab some food. Often I see a photo truck at 1am.

750m worth of school zone. Photo truck is literally sitting 50m from the end of the school zone.

Hiding in a construction zone with workers present shooting cars from behind.

A freeway just had a portion where the speed limit got reduced. 100kmh to 80kmh. Photo truck is now sitting in the 80kmh.

One of our busiest pedestrian streets is whyte Ave. 10 city blocks of high pedestrian foot traffic, photo trucks are never there but east of the section.


Literally over 1000 photo tickets given out each day.

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