Leduc city council has voted to get rid of automated traffic enforcement, including speed cameras and red light cameras, in favour of manned traffic stops.
One reason cited for the decision is a staffing increase to the Municipal Traffic Unit (MTU). But councillors also said during deliberations that they had received negative feedback from residents.
"We've heard the voice of this community with respect to photo radar and we're adapting our safety efforts resulting in a greater presence of manned enforcement," Mayor Bob Young said in a news release.
Young added that "vulnerable areas" like school zones will get the same amount of enforcement, but through MTU personnel as opposed to cameras.
A report from Leduc's administration says the city will lose $201,480 in budgeted revenues from photo radar tickets in 2021.
The province has been going after automated enforcement programs since 2019, when it issued a new set of restrictions that prohibited municipalities from installing new equipment or adding new enforcement locations.