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Calgary may use electronic speed warning signs

CALGARY, Alta. -- Calgary City Council is divided on whether to erect electronic billboards capable of posting driv...


CALGARY, Alta. — Calgary City Council is divided on whether to erect electronic billboards capable of posting drivers’ speeds and clicking photos to be used as warning notices.

Council voted to consider the wider use of new technology to help curb speeding. However, not everyone was on-board.

"It’s called Multanova and conventional radar, it’s the biggest deterrent you have," says Ald. Ray Jones.

With a shortage of city transportation staff, Council was considering having volunteers man the billboards and take pictures of speeding drivers. Since speeding is one of the top five concerns of Calgary drivers, it’s expected finding volunteers to help police motorists wouldn’t be difficult.

The City of Calgary already owns five of the electronic signs, though they haven’t been in use.


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