City of Edmonton unveils new, brightly coloured design for photo radar vehicles
The City of Edmonton hopes a new design will make spotting photo radar vehicles easier for drivers.
The city unveiled its new, neon yellow mobile photo radar vehicles on Monday. By January, the city said all 28 speed enforcement vehicles will be wrapped in a bright, neon yellow vinyl. The vehicles will also include decals along the side, which read: “DRIVE SAFE.”
A flag on a flexible pole will also be attached to the vehicles so they are more easily seen by drivers.
“Reducing speeds reduces collisions, helps move us closer to our Vision Zero goal of zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries and increases the livability of our community.”
The city said the changes come after receiving feedback from Edmontonians about the visibility and locations of photo radar vehicles.
“We’re making changes to the criteria for where these vehicles can be parked in order to make sure that Edmontonians can clearly see them as they approach a location,” Lamarre said.
“No new locations will be used, only the existing locations in the city of Edmonton. But we’re adjusting our parking locations within those sites to make sure our vehicles are more transparent and visible for drivers passing by.”
Lamarre said some of those changes include making sure “that natural landscape is not blocking the view of vehicles.”