Automated Traffic Enforcement

The Town of Slave Lake uses automated traffic enforcement (ATE) for the enforcement of the Traffic Safety Act offences, such as speeding, and fail to stop at red light or stop sign. Collision studies in Alberta show that speed and intersection violations are some of the main contributing causes to injury and fatality collisions.  ATE is one tool that the Town is using to try to modify driver behaviours, and ultimately reduce collisions.  This is done to compliment conventional law enforcement.  The goal of all traffic enforcement is to seek compliance and in turn enhance traffic safety.

The Town of Slave Lake contracts Global Traffic Group Ltd. ATE within the Town.  All of their operators are Peace Officers.  Global Traffic Group Ltd. consults with the Town and the local RCMP detachment to specifically address of high concern.  A part of this process is to evaluate each site to determine the concerns.

Following is a list of the approved sites that may be used for ATE within the town. For each of these sites, there is specific justification, which meets provincial guidelines.


Location AT OR NEARDIRECTIONJUSTIFICATION

6 Avenue S.W.

St. Mary’s School

EB & WB

School Zone

6 Avenue N.E.

C.J. Schurter School

EB & WB

School Zone

6 Avenue N.W.

E.G. Wahlstrom School

EB & WB

School Zone

Main Street

E.G. Wahlstrom School

SB & NB

School Zone

4 Avenue N.W.

E.G. Wahlstrom School

EB & WB

School Zone

7 Street S.E.

Roland Michener Secondary School

SB & NB

School Zone

Pioneer Drive S.W.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy

EB & WB

School Zone

6 Street S.E.

Hilda Eben Park

NB & SB

Playground Zone

3 Avenue N.E.

Lions Club Shurter Park

EB & WB

Playground Zone

Hwy 2

Cornerstone Shopping Centre

EB & WB

High frequency speeding location

Hwy 88

Railway Tracks

SB & NB

High frequency speeding location

Hwy 88

6 Avenue S.E.

SB & NB

High frequency speeding location

Main Street

Caribou Trail

Stop Sign

High collision potential

Main Street

6 Avenue

Stop Signs

High collision potential

Main Street

12 Avenue S.W.

Stop Signs

High Collision Potential

6 Avenue S.E.

Hwy 88

Stop Sign

High collision potential

Caribou Trail S.W.

Hwy 2

Stop Signs

High collision potential

Caribou Trail N.E.

Hwy 88

Stop Signs

High collision potential

Hwy 88

Hwy 2

Stop Signs

High collision potential

6 Avenue S.E.

6 Street S.E.

Stop Signs

High collision potential

Main Street

Hwy 2

Red Lights

High collision potential

Main Street

6 Avenue

Red Lights

High collision potential


Global Traffic Group Ltd. also carries out traffic analysis to help inform the Town and the RCMP where violations are occurring.  This data can be viewed here.