Lead foots may soon have something new to worry about on Highway 2, between Airport Road and the weigh scales in the Leduc area.
Mayor Greg Krischke says they’ll need the province’s approval, but they’re looking at setting up a photo radar pilot project on the highway.
“This pilot project wants to achieve two things: eliminate excessive speed through that area — that helps to save the travelling public,” remarked Krischke. “But also, we don’t want the people that are going to be speeding at very excessive speeds past first responders when all they’re trying to do is save somebody who is hurt.”
Some people feel photo radar is nothing but a ‘cash-cow.’
But speaking on the 630 CHED Afternoon News, Mayor Krischke disagreed, saying it’s about getting people to slow down in crucial areas.
He says the photo radar on ‘city streets’ in Leduc, has not been a major money maker.
“That actually is a very small portion of our budget. The revenues coming in are around $90 million, somewhere in there, and it’s less than a million that comes in from fine revenue; quite a bit less than a million.”
That could soon change, though, with Krischke saying an average of 280 vehicles a day excessively speed through the Leduc area. (td)