City residents with a penchant for speeding through intersections have been warned.
The Lethbridge Regional Police Service is advising the public that Intersection Safety Devices (ISDs) are now operational at three new intersections, which include 10th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South, 32nd Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South and 43rd Street and Crowsnest Trail.
These sites are monitored for both speeding and red-light violations, according to police, who added the goal of the ISD program is to reduce speeding and red-light violations and in turn, reduce the frequency and severity of collisions.
The fine for running a red light is $287. Fines for speeding through an intersection vary depending on the speed. One to 15 kilometres per hour over the speed limit ranges from $57 to $89, while going 16-30 km/h over will result in fines of $103-$177. Those with a heavier foot caught going 31-50 km/h over will face fines between $187-$351, while going over 50 km/h requires a mandatory court appearance and fines will be at the discretion of the court. There are no demerit points for red light or speeding violations with ISD-issued tickets, according to police.
Until March 11 of this year there is a grace period at the above intersections only. Anyone caught speeding or running a red light at the above locations will receive a warning ticket in the mail. However, once the grace period ends, real tickets will be issued.