Automated traffic-enforcement technology is an important tool to enhance traffic safety. It helps move Edmonton towards zero fatalities and major injuries.
How It Works
Intersection Safety Devices, known as red-light and speed-on-green cameras, monitor intersections and photograph vehicles that speed or run through red lights.
Traffic Safety installs and manages red-light and speed-on-green cameras in Edmonton. The Edmonton Police Service has been using them to enforce traffic laws at intersections since November 2009.
What It Does
Intersection Safety Cameras:
- Deter drivers from running red lights and speeding
- Lower the number and severity of collisions
- Improve the safety of Edmonton’s roads
Intersections are high-risk locations for collisions. Risky behaviour like speeding and running red lights has serious consequences including collisions, injuries and death. These consequences are preventable.
Did You Know?
In Edmonton in 2017:
- There were 13,924 collisions in intersections
- That is 58.2% of all collisions in Edmonton
- 70.6% (2,393) of injury-related collisions happened at intersections
- 13 people died in collisions at intersections
The direct cost of collisions in our region is estimated at $1 billion a year according to the Collision Cost Study done by Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP).
Since 1999, the City has used cameras to photograph vehicles that run a red light. A 2006 study funded by the Edmonton Police Commission proved that these cameras cut collisions.