I Drive Safely ProgramIn addition to traditional photo radar tickets, photo radar operators also capture licence plates of vehicles obeying the posted speed limits for the Town’s “I Drive Safely” program. These plates are entered in to a weekly random draw for a $250 gift certificate to a Canmore business of their choice. To find out if your licence plate has been selected like the Town of Canmore on Facebook.
For Ticket Inquiries
For Program Information contact Greg Burt, (Manager of Protective Services) using the information found here: Protective Services & Fire Rescue
Photo radar is established in multiple locations throughout Canmore to both enforce the posted speed limits within town limits, as well as to raise awareness on the dangers of excess speed in residential areas. All photo radar locations are approved by the Canmore RCMP and meet guidelines set out by the Province of Alberta.
The Town of Canmore contracts its photo radar program to a contractor who employs operators that are appointed as Town of Canmore Peace Officers. These officers man the vehicle cameras to conduct photo radar enforcement in Town.
The Town of Canmore photo radar contractor has added new, state of the art technology to their fleet. This technology will allow them to conduct enforcement at night and to document speeders both approaching and passing the point of enforcement. Please be aware that as construction season approaches enforcement may be conducted in construction zones and fines will be double when workers are present.
A full review of the Photo Radar program will be conducted early in 2018, with a report presented to Council for consideration prior to the contract expiry in August 2018.
Photo Radar Revenues
Net revenues are put into a reserve account which funds expenses related to policing and or traffic safety initiatives deemed appropriate by Town Council. Since 2007 $2.8 million dollars of revenues have funded the following programs and traffic safety initiatives:
- Mobile speed display signs and audible traffic signals have been installed.
- An additional RCMP officer for the town was added to the detachment compliment in 2008 which was funded by photo radar revenues. Since 2011, the funding for 1.5 RCMP officers has been funded through photo radar revenues, rather than through municipal taxes.
- Pedestrian crossing lights were installed on the east side of the Bow River Bridge.
- Pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure was improved to increase the comfort, safety and enjoyment of alternative modes of transportation.
Driver Training Course Rebate Program
Town of Canmore Council approved the use of $25,000 from the outflow revenue generated from the photo radar program to be put towards a rebate program called the New Driver Training Course Rebate Program. There will be a maximum of 100 rebates of $250 available to Canmore residents per calendar year. Please note that individuals are only eligible for this rebate program if they have completed the training courses in 2018.
To participate in the rebate program or to find out more information, please download the following form:
Please submit your completed form along with confirmation of completed Driver's Education Training Certificate and confirmation of Driver's License (Class 7 or Class 5) by one of the following ways:
Or by mail/drop off in person at the following address:
Town of Canmore
Attn: New Driver Training Course Rebate Program
902 7th Ave