Agree or Disagree: It’s time to get rid of photo radar.


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You have seen them. You have probably been caught by them.

The Photo Radar.

In Edmonton as an example, they have collected over $40 million dollars in fines in 2014. That is over $9.9 million dollars more than projected.

The Edmonton Journal reports that the fines turned into a $10.9 million dollar deficit into a forecast of a $14.1 million surplus.

Now the idea is that photo radars is to prevent speeding. But, the fact is it hasn’t. There is still concerns. I’m going to let you read some thoughts from Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. He is for photo radars. You can read his thoughts here.

However, let’s be fair and look at both sides. This is a perspective from a Calgary man who is fighting against photo radars. You can read that http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/11/09/calgary-man-wages-one-man-war-against-cash-generating-photo-radar-trap-in-citadel

What do you think? Time to get of photo radars?

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2 responses to “Agree or Disagree: It’s time to get rid of photo radar.

  1. Agree. It’s one thing to have photo radar at high risk intersections, but it’s another to have big brother watching your every move. It’s a cash grab. And more than that, it’s annoying to tourists. That camera at Edmonton Trail & McKnight hits a lot of tourists in rental cars as they return to the airport. A $180 bill in the mail leaves a crappy impression – especially when you’re not going to fly back to fight it.

  2. I agree get rid of the mismanaged cash cows. Does any one know which provincial political party (wild rose or NDP) would most support there removal ?

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