Speeding is a serious problem in our city.
Lots of people complain that photo radar is a cash cow.
It goes without saying that it’s doesn’t have to be a cash cow, that’s up to the driver.
Now we have a fellow complaining that he got three photo radar tickets in one day.
He admits he was driving too fast. He’s accused of doing 65 in a 50 zone and 75 in a 60.
So what’s his complaint?
All 3 tickets were in a five hour period.
He thinks you should not be fined twice for the same infraction. You see two of the cameras were on Calgary trail at 51st Avenue and then 34th avenue, which is one of the top ten intersections in Edmonton for collisions, and there are signs up to warn drivers.
He’s planning to try to get one of the tickets quashed.
I was in court, years ago, when a driver had three speeding tickets the same day, although they were given to him by officers on the spot.
The judge said, “Obviously, you have no respect for the law.” He told him to give his driver’s license to the court clerk, and get someone else to drive his car home from court.
Should today’s speeder be able to quash a ticket because he thinks the cameras were too close together?
Let me know what you think.