Intersection safety devices

How intersection safety devices work using Automated Traffic Enforcement Technology, or photo radar.


On average, 64 people die and another 8,044 people are injured in collisions at intersections in Alberta each year. Many of these collisions involved speeding.

This is where intersection safety devices come into play. These devices are a tool to help make our roads safer for everyone. Municipalities that choose to use this technology will be responsible for operating equipment in accordance with the Automated Enforcement Technology Guideline.

Device locations

Intersection safety devices will be located at existing red-light camera locations.

Municipalities can use the technology at:

  • locations that have red-light cameras
  • high risk locations where the safety of citizens or police would be at risk using conventional enforcement
  • locations with a high frequency of traffic laws being ignored
  • high collision locations

Individual municipalities make the decision to implement and maintain an Intersection Safety Device program. Not all municipalities use this technology. Contact your local municipality or law enforcement agency to get more information for your area.

Violation tickets

Law enforcement agencies across Alberta may issue speed violation tickets using data from Intersection Safety Device Technology. Speeding tickets can be issued at all phases of the traffic signal. These devices will also continue to be used for red-light violations.

It’s possible to get 2 tickets: one for running a red light and one for speeding. In these situations, additional charges may be pursued. Additional charges should only occur after consultation with the Crown Prosecutor’s Office on the specific offense(s) detected or alternately at the Crowns direction on all situations of this nature.


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