The Province of Alberta have extended their freeze on new photo radar for another year.
The freeze began back in 2019 but has been extended multiple times. On top of the freeze, photo radar will also be banned on provincial ring roads, including Stoney Trail and Anthony Henday Drive.
Their reason for banning these photo radars is a part of the government’s promise to put a stop to photo radar “fishing holes”.
“The primary announcement here today is that people will know that photo radar will only be used for safety here in Alberta, not to generate millions of dollars for the 26 municipalities that currently allow photo radar,” said Devin Dreeshen, minister of transport and economic corridors.
According the province, they pulled in $171 million in revenue from photo radar tickets between 2022 and 2023.
The photo radar locations used on provincial ring roads can be moved to school zones, playground zones, or construction zones, but the new locations will need to be consulted with the province.
The provincial ring road photo radar ban comes into effect on December 1.