Leduc City Council votes to halt automated traffic enforcement

Friday, April 23, 2021

Personnel additions to Leduc’s Municipal Traffic Unit (MTU) is one of the reasons behind Leduc City Council’s decision to call it quits with automated traffic enforcement (ATE) within Leduc’s boundaries.

“We’ve heard the voice of this community with respect to photo radar and we’re adapting our safety efforts resulting in a greater presence of manned enforcement,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young, following council’s decision at their April 19 meeting. “Vulnerable areas of our City will still receive the same level of attention, such as school and playground zones, however that’ll be done through an increased presence of marked enforcement vehicles.”

Historically, traffic enforcement within Leduc was a combination of automated and manned enforcement through the efforts of the Leduc RCMP and MTU, which also includes Community Peace Officers with Leduc Enforcement Services. Council’s decision was also influenced by the contract expiry of the ATE ticket processing provider at the end of April.

Moving forward, traffic enforcement efforts will be bolstered through the city’s contract with Leduc RCMP, increase in personnel serving the MTU, and the efforts of the City’s Community Peace Officers.

For more information, please call 780-980-7177.
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Mariann Tobin, Corporate Communications Officer