Cash Cow Extravaganza Event Occurring on Saturday, August 27

The event is being hosted by Jack Shultz, Robbie Wood & Steve Friske.

EDMONTON — What is the Cash Cow Extravaganza? It is an event taking place across the entire city of Edmonton on Saturday, August 27th to attempt to fight photo radar.

The goal of the event, with at least 18 people confirming that they will be attending, and another 47 people saying that they are interested in attending, is to get enough people to park behind photo radar vehicles and either hold up or tape giant “Radar ahead” signs to inform drivers of photo radar trucks across the city for one full day.

They hope to get at least two or three people per photo radar truck. The reason for this, is to keep everyone safe and to make sure that no unfair tickets are issued.

What they plan on doing is entirely legal, just as long as no one is waving their signs around or otherwise distracting drivers on our roads.

Jack Shultz has been doing this on his own now for several months, putting in over 500 hours into helping people on Edmonton’s roads; preventing them from receiving cash cow tickets.

Learn more about Jack Shultz via our article from July 9th:

Cash cow in this sense is a photo radar truck & operator, because as we are all aware by this point, photo radar in this city is not about safety, but rather, about making a very, very steady income.

The reason there’s a group of over 12,000 people in Edmonton fighting photo radar in Edmonton is because tickets are being issued for going as low as 5 over the speed limit. They feel that this is unacceptable, as do I. 5 over the speed limit can happen very easily, and being ticketed for it is, arguably, unfair.

In fact, I have been speaking with Jack Shultz and Robbie Wood personally, and will be attending the Cash Cow Extravaganza myself. Feel free to wave or give a quick toot of the horn if you see any of us. We’re doing this for you.

Understandably, there will be many people against what this group is doing. That is to be expected. If you’re speeding, you deserve the ticket received. But we feel that getting a ticket for going 5 to 8 over the speed limit is a little much.

If you would like to join us, feel free to check out:

The official Facebook event page

If you don’t have a vehicle, yet still want to join us, they will be organizing to pick people up in the coming days, so don’t let that deter you from being a part of the event. The more the merrier.

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Robbie Wood will be the official legal representative for the entire event. He is the one to get in contact with if you need to fight any and all traffic-related tickets.

In other news, the City of Edmonton just announced yesterday that they will be re-deploying their disguised photo radar boxes. As to be expected, Jack Shultz & Robbie Wood are looking into how they can disrupt these as well.


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  • Dave Williams
    August 12, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    If it makes everyone drive the speed limit, the city will thank you and if that becomes a habit in order to “kill” the “cash cow” the city, pedestrians and other drivers will be thrilled…..win win

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    • Janet Fazio
      August 12, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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      I’d rather be nailed for speeding by photo radar then a cop any day! No loss of points or insurance increase! Yes I sometimes speed, no I’m not racing but if u do the crime u pay the fine!

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      • August 12, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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        Heres the problem, you would NEVER be nailed for speeding 6 over the limit by a police officer. Because a cop is smart enough to know that going 6 over is hardly dangerous. Have you “simple solution to speeding tickets. Don’t speed” sheep ever crossed the road not using a crosswalk? Same thing. Hardly dangerous. Yet, some fat slob in a truck taking a picture has deemed that you are to be ticketed.

        Photo radar is a cash cow revenue generator. People have a problem with it because its in our city under this guise of “safety” when in fact the statistics are there to show that it is a completely ineffective form of speed enforcement. Change is needed.

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    • Russ Belanger
      August 12, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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      Photo radars are purposefully deceitful. And u may prefer to get pulled over by the radar trap instead of the cop, but the cop is still out there nabbing u as well as the radar. It’s just another form of extortion. And the stats show that it does not slow people down. Does not help prevent accidents. So let’s stop defending the cities efforts to remove more money from your pockets

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    • August 14, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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      No they don’t they actually fine jack for “stunting” shows you where the priorities are

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    • Cory Stengel
      August 13, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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      Everyone slows just till they are past the photo then speeds back up. Useless. Only place it makes sense is at intersections to slow people down. I can understand that but randomly on the heyday is a waste.

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    • Steve Tytler
      August 12, 2016 at 1:26 PM
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      At least a police officer is negotiable. If there is a good reason he will leave you be or reduce the fine. I got nabbed for 5km over for $110dollars. Not worth taking the day off for.. But between the speedo and radar trap being out its kinda bs.

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  • Robert Dando
    August 13, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    Wow…if you really want to bust this “cash cow extravaganza”….try not speeding then they will have no reason to deploy them…..it’s a sin tax like the tax on booze and cigarets …..don’t want to pay don’t use them

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  • Kristian Mantai
    August 12, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    If this was really a “cash cow” why wouldnt they pit them where it would really rake in the $$$…. Like let’s say QE2? They’d make a fucking fortune

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    • August 12, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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      The QE2 is under the authority of the sheriffs and RCMP. Photo radar is a city authority.

      So explain to me how this isnt a cash cow?

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    • Sarah Micha
      August 13, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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      If they patrol every single school zone and playground zone during morning drop and when school is let out they would make a fortune and for good reason!

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    • August 14, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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      QE2 is not COE jurisdiction, but I guess it’s too hard to get your facts straight. Also, they are already making fucking fortune, but again, 70 mil doesn’t qualify for you to rake in $$$?

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    • Brad Bazinet
      August 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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      Edmonton Talks News, in that logic, isn’t Anthony Henday a provincial highway? Because I know it is. City of Edmonton better keep to their property.

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    • Kristian Mantai
      August 12, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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      Well if you’re correct Brad anyone who’s ever gotten a photo radar from the Henday should be causing an uproar!! And thank you for sharing that, if I ever get one I can really fight it

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      • August 14, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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        The Whitemud and Yellowhead are also Provincial highways. The City and the Province has jurisdictional agreements in place. Henceforth photo radar on those highways is well within the purview of the City. If you don’t believe me, go to trial on one of those tickets and see what the PROVINCIAL judge tells you.

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    • Brad Bazinet
      August 12, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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      I’m aware of that as well. I watch those overpasses intently.

      However it is provincial. Hence the “Building Alberta” signage. Those are on any place that’s under construction that’s provincial. Schools, Royal Alberta Museum.

      I’m not sure on the possibility of Fighting them for that reason or their legality of using the Henday as a location. Just pointing out city of Edmonton is using provincial jurisdiction. If radar had still been done by Police (which EPS are still RCMP), then this would be moot. But it’s municipality employees.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      August 12, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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      I am not sure, Brad, but I do know that the west-wing of the Anthony Henday is where they catch the most speeders by an incredibly massive margin.

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  • Robert Dando
    August 13, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    As to pulling people over on the Henday just saw a post on face book about some idiot bragging about doing over 160kph….do you want him loosing control and killing you….didn’t think so

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    • Chris J. Mullen
      August 12, 2016 at 4:06 PM
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      “We find it unfair” life is unfortunately unfair. It’s not all that hard to maintain the speedlimit

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    • Seth Grover
      August 12, 2016 at 5:44 PM
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      Actually, a simple solution would be to raise the limits to what the city planners built the road for. Secondly there could be more transparency in what the actual radar threshold is instead of sneaking it down to 6 km overnight when it was set at ~12 km for YEARS.

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    • Chris J. Mullen
      August 12, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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      Terri it may not be the number one problem but it is a problem…stop speeding or get out from behind the wheel

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      August 12, 2016 at 3:59 PM
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      If you read the story, it is because we find it unfair to get issued a ticket for going 5 to 8 over the limit… If you were issued tickets for 10+ over, it would be fine. Going 5 over the limit is very easy to do accidentally. 10 over is a different story. 20 over is very much deserving of a ticket, and 30+ over is just ridiculous.

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      • August 23, 2016 at 5:21 AM
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        No one has ever received a photo radar ticket for going 5 to 8 over the posted limit. No one. You may have gone to court and pleaded the fine down, ultimately paying a fine reduced to going 8 over, but never has anyone ever received a photo radar ticket for going 5 to 8 over. Folks need to start discussing (and printing) facts, not rumors, opinion or half truths.

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    • Seth Grover
      August 12, 2016 at 5:45 PM
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      Chris, life may be unfair but we can advise our government to fix their mistake as this is a democracy.

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  • Mike L
    August 12, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    It is a perfectly good way to cover some of the cost of Edmonton police service by taxing the speeders, if you have received problem with tickets dont speed

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  • August 12, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    I love the don’t speed holier then thou people. So you have never sped because you looked at someone cutting you off or you were focused on real live dangerous potential accidents around you. You took your eyes off your speedo for 5 seconds. No? Never? Please stop then. Everyone has sped even 10k over and over and I bet without knowing it. Also your vehicles speedo can be out. You think your going 50 in a 50 but your actually going 56 in a 50. Weird. Legally your speeding, should you not get a ticket even though your speedo is out or the machines they operated are not callabrated properly or by a professional. 100 speeders doesn’t make up 66 million dollars. That’s a ticket from nearly everyone. Stop being a sheep and open your eyes. If they wanted to slow down traffic, safely and in a fair just manor they would throw a bright sign on these trucks instead of hiding in the shadows like thieves of the night. Or how bout one better. Throw a MARKED police vehicle in a school zone. Bam. That’s your fair solution right there. Tell me you never sped in your life and you just lied not only to me but also yourself.

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    • August 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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      Steveie….when people see your pathetic signs they slow down…and when their oudda sight of the photo radar van….they speed back up. So your slowing people down? no your not! BUT if drivers don’t know where the photo vans are … like when they hide … then people slow down everywhere cause they think their everywhere. Pretty simple logic, i’m shocked you didn’t see it. No actually I’m not surprised … you’re a dumbfuck.

      Same goes for the ‘your speedo can be out’ comment. from the FACTORY it shows FASTER than what your actually going. FASTER not slower!!!1 and as your tires wear … that shows its even FASTER not slower. ever think of that??!? no of corse not … your a dumbfuck.

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  • Taras Zakordonski
    August 13, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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    I known Saturday is a more conducive day for Edmonton residents to donate their time, but would not a weekday be more effective??? Photo buggies are less active on weekends.

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  • Terri Badiuk
    August 12, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    Speed is a problem – yes. BUT…red light running is a huge issue. So is distracted driving! If they want to protect us…they need to address the real issues – NOT the cash cow. Good for them!!!!

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    • Terri Badiuk
      August 12, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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      Daniel Foreman No, I actually drive on the roads daily. My husband is also on the road daily as a salesman. Get a camera hooked up in your car…

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  • Cheryl Lynn McLennan
    August 13, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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    if the tag yu between 1.5 an 5 km over unless you drive w cruise on you get nailed…I have yet to see very many people not do that over the speed limit from time to time… and don’t give me the excuse people that you don’t cause not everyone can hold their foot perfectly still at all times or throttle hand either
    unless you are one of the old farts in our senior area that does 40 in a50 consistently when they can reach 40

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    • Cheryl Lynn McLennan
      August 13, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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      wasn’t directed at you…read the rest of comments above…an went what the fuck edmonton has some saintly drivers….where?

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  • Melissa Di Natale
    August 13, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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    I think it’s cute how many people actually believe tickets save lives. They don’t. It’s been proven over and over that speeding tickets do not change behaviors. And that instead we should be looking at alternative programs if we actually want to make roads safer. This really is a money grab and that’s all. Open your eyes!

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  • August 16, 2016 at 2:43 AM
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    It’s the locations they have such as the underpass on 118 Ave by the coliseum. You gain 3-4 kilometres going down that grade. Nice Gerry.

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  • August 16, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    A cop stops the speeder to issue the ticket. This stop ends the infraction. Photo-radar does not stop the infraction, it just records it… allowing the speeder to continue on their speedy way. Photo-radar is not about safety. It’s about the illusion of safety… and cash revenue.

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  • Rob Shunassy
    August 12, 2016 at 5:05 PM
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    Im in the “if you dont want a ticket, dont speed” camp. Ive been driving almost 20 years and have yet to recieve a speeding ticket (parking tickets on the other hand i have a collection lol)
    I get that you think its “unfair” to be ticketed at 5 over. But its really not hard to watch your speedometer.
    Laws arent ment to be fair. Im sure there are people out there who feel the laws that say you cant sell crack are unfair.

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    • August 29, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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      Speedo’s from the manufacturer can be out as much as 7% FROM the factory. So that logic doesn’t work.. Also, most vehicles have needles not digital display of speed, so depending on your height you’ll look at the needle in a slightly differently angle so someone 5’6 and someone 6’3 will look at the needle and be estimating speed differently.

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      • August 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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        Then you have tire pressure differential which can account for 1-2%, I can guarantee people don’t check their tire pressures EVERY single time to get in their vehicle especially if its a weekend running errands and your in and out of your vehicle 5-6 times or more a day. Weather also plays a factor on tire pressures… set your pressures to your vehicles recommended PSI on a day 30 above and go drive the highway for an hour and then check bet they’ll be a slightly above what you set them too 😉

        So many factors play in a speedo being improper less so with newer cars than older cars that used speedo cables to move the needle that stretch and wear.

        This is why zero tolerance does NOT work.

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  • Kevin Vonhindenburge
    August 12, 2016 at 11:53 PM
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    I’m sure you have gone over the speed limit to pass some even going over the limit to pass is speeding numptys. It’s robbery just like hydro one and the liberal government and the ndp with the oil fields there all liers and we need to clean the house of comons of all the dirty garbage and start fresh

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  • Dan Kostic
    August 13, 2016 at 7:57 AM
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    I like this idea, just handing out tickets for going 6km over is a cash grab and the public should push back. Anyone who think this is speed enforcement needs to pull their head out of the sand. There is too much emphasis on collecting fines instead protecting and serving in this city. Yesterday on the henday i counted 8 cruisers pulling people over while a cop stood behind a pole hidden with a lazer. Is this how you go about enforecement? Needs to be a tighter more ethical policing of the police.

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  • Shannon L
    August 12, 2016 at 5:09 PM
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    I hope this gets shut down. These people are creating a potentially dangerous situation blocking sight lines and putting officers at risk. They are also perpetuating a hate attitude and demonstrating a lack of respect for authority which permeates society. The best solution is to drive the speed limit

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    • August 28, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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      they knew what they signed up for when they became officers and its not always a go there way day they have to learn we don’t all love or like them…….

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    • Seth Grover
      August 12, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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      It’s actually been suggested that it’s our pot laws that create lack of respect for authority in Canada.

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      • August 16, 2016 at 11:25 PM
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        There is a lot I would like to say to this comment. Unfortunately you can’t fix stupid

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  • Tracy Kass Palmer
    August 12, 2016 at 10:17 AM
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    If people didnt speed we wouldnt have this problem….grow up people! Obey the rules! Don’t speed! why is this such a difficult thing to understand?! If you’re speeding and get a ticket, who’s fault is that? idiots

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    • Terri Badiuk
      August 12, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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      Speeding by 5km an hour is not killing people. Distracted driving and red light runners are!!!

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      • August 12, 2016 at 10:20 PM
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        I’ve heard people claim they have received tickets for 5 km over the speed limit yet I have never seen anyone post a pic of the ticket. When you say 5 over, are you saying you received a ticket for 55 km in a 50 zone?

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    • Derek Stephen
      August 12, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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      I have yet to see a photo radar ticket from anyone going over by 5km/h in any place besides a school zone. I once publicly offered a $250 reward on a public Facebook group for anyone able to present a ticket to me proving such a claim. Not one person came forth. So I must conclude that it just doesn’t happen.

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      • August 12, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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        5Kms over doesnt happen but 6kms over does, A LOT. The Journal posted an article outlining the stats.

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    • Daniel Foreman
      August 12, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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      If you believe the city is doing this to protect you Tracy, please send me all your money. The City doesn’t need it it, I do.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      August 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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      If you read the story, it is because we find it unfair to get issued a ticket for going 5 to 8 over the limit… If you were issued tickets for 10+ over, it would be fine. Going 5 over the limit is very easy to do accidentally. 10 over is a different story. 20 over is very much deserving of a ticket, and 30+ over is just ridiculous.

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      • August 12, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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        I’ve heard people claim they have received tickets for 5 km over the speed limit yet I have never seen anyone post a pic of the ticket. When you say 5 over, are you saying you received a ticket for 55 km in a 50 zone?

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    • Mark Kokolsky
      August 12, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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      Photo radar isn’t there to boost safety, it’s there to make money. If you can explain how a hidden box sitting on the side of the road, that sends you a ticket 2 weeks later increases safety I’d be pretty impressed. Photo radar does little/nothing for safety as they are trying to hide it so people don’t know it’s there, and so that they won’t slow down for it. And for all those people claiming they never speed, I would gamble that you’ve done a couple over the limit at least once. That being said, I’d be much happier if the city spent money on actual police enforcement rather than new trucks for photo radar.

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    • Tracy Kass Palmer
      August 12, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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      5kms is OVER the limit. Speed posted is 60 km then do 60. Watch your speedometer…I hear what you’re all saying though. Enjoy your event 🙂

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    • Seth Grover
      August 12, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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      Tracy Kass Palmer. By watch the speedometer do you mean that I should take my eyes off the road?!!??? Why can’t I just follow 4 sec behind the guy in front and call it a day? If two vehicles are speeding past photo radar it is impossible to give both a ticket anyway.

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      • August 14, 2016 at 9:33 PM
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        No it is not. That is why photo radar units have operators in them. The operator is there to confirm the violation.

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    • Tracy Kass Palmer
      August 12, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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      and again…obey the law! these radar traps and red light cameras are because people don’t obey the law. We’re a bunch of children having to be surpervised. I obey the laws, I don’t speed, I’m not distracted driving ( my phone is in my purse that is in the back seat and I pay attention to the lights and love the ones that countdown. Again, why is this so difficult to understand?!

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    • Rob Shunassy
      August 12, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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      “So they wont slow down for it” seriously? If youre going fast enough to get a ticket you deserve it. Watch your speed and you wont have a problem.

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    • Stephanie Schmidt
      August 12, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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      I’m always driving all over the city and I don’t get tickets because I don’t speed. Seems immature to disrupt photo radar. They are there to teach people a lesson not to speed so other people can be safe.

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      • August 14, 2016 at 9:37 PM
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        I can guarantee you these people are going to get a lot of unwelcome attention from EPS, especially if they happen to disrupt or put the safety of am operator in jeopardy. The operators are sworn peace officers and are protected under the criminal code. Not sure if I would want to risk criminal charges over this, but to each is own.

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  • Jeffrey Daniel Calnan
    August 12, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    These idiots who just say don’t speed act as if they have never broken the posted speed limit, everyone who drives has at somepoint and how would you feel if you got a ticket you may not speed on a regular basis but I know you have!

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    • Jeffrey Daniel Calnan
      August 13, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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      If you are an experienced and safe driver why sould you get a ticket for driving at a comfortable and safe speed? Is 40 in a 30 too fast 60 in a 50? 65 ? Come on man wake up these speed limits are made so you will speed and they can collect revenue… Anyway they can. If you think you deserve it then YOU certainly do!

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    • Scott Akkermans
      August 13, 2016 at 12:21 PM
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      That’s all fine and dandy till a kid runs on the street without warning and you were going too fast to stop. It’s not just about the drivers, there’s other people in the world too

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      • August 16, 2016 at 11:18 PM
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        Can the photo radar stop the kid from getting hit??? I didn’t think so

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