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Tons of photo radar tickets issued in Q3

Posted on December 8, 2022 by Sunny South News

By Erika Mathieu
Sunny South News

Photo radar tickets issued in Coaldale from July to the end of September is projected to cost speeders a combined $292,109. The total expected revenue from automated traffic enforcement for Q3 takes into account infractions from July 1 to Sept. 30.

Manager of Community Policing, Mark Anderson presented the Q3 findings from the Coaldale and District’s Municipal Enforcement (CDME) during the Nov. 28 council meeting.

Photo radar was set up at 10 separate locations during the third quarter, and resulted in 1,845 total tickets issued. Anderson noted the average speeder was found to be in excess of 17km/h in the area where enforcement was taking place.

Anderson said, HWY 3 is always “a significant player in photo enforcement,” with nearly one-third of total site-specific speed notices issued for infractions captured between the 1700-1900 blocks along HWY 3.

Anderson said, “call types for Q3 (were) very similar to what they were last year,” and noted unsightly property complaints comprised the largest volume of calls during the spring and summer months. There were also 12 dog complaints in Q3, mostly dealing with barking dogs, dogs at large, and one dog attack complaint which did not result in the filing of any charges. Anderson said business license checks remained a “significant portion” of officer-generated activity during this time.

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