The Safe Mobility Strategy 2021-2025 is now available to review at edmonton.ca/safestreets. It outlines what we have learned and where we will be going to make our streets safer and more livable for all Edmontonians.
Safety is our priority. Safe streets keep Edmontonians working, moving and thriving.
Automated Enforcement in Edmonton
The City uses automated traffic enforcement in combination with other traffic safety programs to make our streets safer for everyone. Automated traffic enforcement in Edmonton includes intersection safety devices and mobile speed enforcement.
The City is committed to transparent, accountable, and evidence-based safe mobility programs to reach Vision Zero through the Safe Mobility Strategy:
- Mobile automated traffic enforcement locations are updated weekly and can be viewed using the City's Open Data maps
- Automated traffic enforcement tickets issued by month are available on Open Data
- Mobile speed enforcement vehicles have bright yellow wraps or decals to be more visible to drivers and are parked so that they can be seen without obstruction
The Impact of Automated Enforcement
Recent analysis comparing 2019 to 2020 data shows that people are slowing down and are participating in creating safe, livable streets that help us reach our goal of Vision Zero.
- Total collisions at mobile enforcement sites have decreased 18% when comparing pre-Vision Zero (2013-2015) to post-Vision Zero (2016-2019) averages.
- Speeding ticket numbers from mobile automated enforcement locations have been decreasing every year since 2016; overall, violations have reduced by over 75%.
- Data shows extreme speeding violations have been decreasing every year since Vision Zero was adopted. Violations where drivers were travelling more than 21 km/h over the speed limit have reduced by well over 50%.
- The vast majority of drivers are following speed limits in Edmonton. In 2020, less than 0.5% of observed vehicles through mobile enforcement were issued a ticket. At intersection safety devices, only 0.013% of vehicles received a red light running ticket and only 0.095% of vehicles received a speeding violation ticket.
- Since Vision Zero was adopted by the City of Edmonton in 2015, fatalities have decreased by 63%, serious injuries have declined by 40%.