Traffic and Photo Radar Locations

Front end view of RCMP car

‌Traffic safety enforces traffic rules for the safety of all citizens, whether they are walking, skateboarding, biking, riding public transit, or travelling in a vehicle. Our work is guided by the Road Safety Vision 2010.

Automated Intersection Enforcement

Our goal is to reduce high speeds, especially in school zones, which are a major location of traffic collisions. The City of Red Deer uses photo radar, red light cameras and intersection speed cameras to reduce the number of collisions in Red Deer.

Cameras photograph the license plates of speeding motorists and vehicles running red lights. Tickets are issued through the mail to the registered owners. Because the owner may not have been the offending driver, no demerit points are assessed.

Photo Radar, Red Light and Intersection Speed Cameras

  • Are operated by The City of Red Deer but a contractor provides the equipment and processes and mails the tickets.
  • Increase safety on city streets and reduce the number of incidents.
  • Are used in school zones, playground zones and major traffic arteries and intersections where there are frequent problems. 
  • Are announced with signs at the major entrances to the city.
  • Are moved numerous places with general locations disclosed to the media.
  • Do not replace traffic officers, reduce the number of radar guns in use or affect staffing.

Photo Radar Sites/Enforcement Locations

Note: as of August 1, 2017 new playground/ school zone hours are in effect. Visit reddeer.ca/go30 for more information.

September 16 - September 30, 2017

School and Playground Zones

Lancaster Drive, Pamely Avenue, 43 Avenue, 40 Avenue, Timothy Drive, 69 Street Drive, 59 Avenue, 55 Avenue, Glendale Boulevard, Jennings Crescent, Lockwood Avenue, Inglewood Drive, Niven Street, Jewell Street

Traffic Corridors

Highway 2A, 40 Avenue, 30 Avenue, 50 Street, 49 Street, 49 Avenue, 77 Street, 50 Avenue, 43 Street, 22 Street

RCMP reserves the option of site/location changes without notice.

Intersection Speed Cameras

Red Deer City Council has approved the implementation of intersection speed cameras.

Located at the same intersections as red light cameras, intersection speed cameras will issue tickets to drivers who speed through these intersections regardless of the colour of the signal. A warning period will run from September 11 to October 10, 2017, with regular tickets and fines starting November 1. Speed infractions will follow the specified penalties as listed in the Alberta Traffic Safety Act; demerit points are not issued for these offenses.

Red light infractions and tickets issued by mobile photo radar units will continue to be issued as normal.

The following intersections are equipped with red light cameras, intersection speed cameras and warning signage for drivers. The cameras typically operate in four locations at a time, and rotate around the city in one-month intervals:

  • 32 Street - 30 Avenue eastbound
  • 32 Street - 30 Avenue southbound
  • 50 Street - 30 Avenue eastbound
  • 50 Street - 30 Avenue northbound
  • 49 Street - 49 Avenue northbound
  • 76 Street - 50 Avenue northbound
  • 59 Street - 50 Avenue southbound
  • 32 Street - Taylor Drive southbound
  • 67 Street - 50 Avenue northbound
  • 32 Street - 50 Avenue southbound

Read more in our Intersection Speed Cameras Q&A Backgrounder (pdf) .

Visit our Intersections page for more detailed information on intersection safety in Red Deer