Alberta Province, Canada: Lacombe City Councillor speaks against red light/speed cameras in the city

In a 5-2 decision, Lacombe council voted to instruct city administration to send a proposed automated traffic enforcement (ATE) project out for proposal (RFP).

The ATE, which would be installed at high collision intersections including HWY 2a and 50 Ave., HWY 2A and Woodland Drive and 50 Ave. and 63rd St, would seek to reduce collisions through automated red light and speeding infractions for drivers.

At an earlier meeting of council, Lacombe Police Service (LPS) Chief Lorne Blumhagen said this is not intended to be a revenue generator for LPS and instead designed to reduce dangerous collisions in Lacombe.