22 Calgary communities will have photo radar this October

Oct 1 2020, 8:54 am

The City of Calgary has announced the locations where photo radar will be in effect for the month of October.

The machines use radar to detect how fast a vehicle is going, and will trigger an attached camera to take a photo if the car is speeding, according to the City’s website. They’re often used in places where speeding is a problem, or where traffic patterns make it unsafe for officers to catch speeders themselves.

“These cameras continue to reduce collisions and foster a safer driving environment at our intersections,” the Calgary Police Service said in a news release.

This October, photo radar will be used in the following neighbourhoods:

  • Altadore
  • Bankview
  • Braeside
  • Brentwood
  • Bridgeland/Riverside
  • Cambrian Heights
  • Cranston
  • Crescent Heights
  • Dalhousie
  • Dover
  • Forest Lawn
  • MacEwan
  • Marlborough
  • Monterey Park
  • Mount Pleasant
  • North Glenmore Park
  • North Haven
  • Rideau Park
  • Rutland Park
  • Southbend Business Park
  • West Hillhurst
  • Windsor Park

In addition to photo radar machines, there are also 52 Intersection Safety Cameras throughout Calgary that capture photos of cars running red lights.

“These drivers not only put themselves in danger, but they also endanger the lives of others,” the Calgary Police Service said.