“Speed on Green” Tickets Refunded

After finding out that a faulty “Speed on Green” ticket was recently issued to an Edmonton driver, the province of Alberta has decided to refund $13 Million in speeding fines to Albertans who, since November 2009, have been caught by “Speed on Green” cameras in the Edmonton and Calgary areas.

The region’s top Crown prosecutor Steven Bilodeau made the decision to refund the fines paid on approximately 140,000 tickets after finding out about the faulty ticket, which reportedly showed a vehicle going 143 km/hr when in fact it was going at the same appropriate speed as the other vehicles around it. All of the “Speed on Green” cameras in Edmonton have been temporarily disabled until a solution is decided upon. In Calgary, four of the most recently purchased cameras have also been disabled.

Bob Boutilier, Edmonton’s manger of transportation, disagrees that the whole camera system should shut down. Instead, he argues, an error-free system should be implemented, which would require a review of the current system.

See the full story at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/prairies/alberta-to-refund-13m-in-speeding-fines-photo-radar-network-in-doubt/article1881306/?cmpid=rss1

Category: Government accountability / L'imputabilité du gouvernement, Other / Autres

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  1. avatar Randy Lunden says:

    I think that the cameras in Edmonton are STILL faulty and I believe I can prove it.
    I went to court today to try to help someone with their ticket but the “Judge” refused to make an order that the crown’s witnesses must be present at trial and will allow the crown to rely solely on affidavit evidence even after I said we needed to have them present to cross-examine them. I quoted the Rules of Court sections but was ignored.
    I then asked for an adjournment for fixation of a Charter argument date and was give until April 13, 9:30 AM.
    I really need some help to make an application to obtain a Charter argument date since I don’t know how to do it. I hope to be able to convince the higher court to say that a person has the right to face their accuser when charged with an offence and has a right to cross-examine the crown’s witnesses. How else can someone have a “fair” trial?
    PLEASE HELP! My # is 780-662-0442 hm
    587-336-8959

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