Intersection safety devices to enhance traffic safety in Leduc

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The City of Leduc has begun installing intersection safety devices (ISDs) at select intersections in Leduc, including red-light and speed-on-green cameras. ISDs will assist in improving traffic safety by decreasing serious and fatal injuries associated with speed and red light violations.

ISDs are being installed at the following intersections:

  • Highway 2A and 50th Street (east and westbound)
  • 50th Avenue and 50th Street (southbound)
  • Discovery Way and 50th Avenue (eastbound)

Although installation of ISDs is currently taking place, the cameras will not be active until they have been tested and required intersection signage has been put in place. There will also be an initial warning period for violations captured at the intersections listed above.

The need for traffic safety measures at intersections had previously been identified by the city’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and Community Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC). After investigating options for managing intersection safety, TAC and CSAC determined the installation of ISDs would assist in improving road safety in Leduc.

ISDs are part of the city’s automated traffic enforcement program aimed to move Leduc towards zero fatalities and major injuries. ISDs are known to deter drivers from running red lights and speeding, lowering the number and severity of collisions and improving overall traffic safety.

For more information on ISDs or Leduc’s automated traffic enforcement program, please visit leduc.ca/traffic-safety/fixed-intersection-safety-devices or call 780-980-7177.

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Lauren Wozny
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