After finding out that a faulty “Speed on Green” ticket was recently issued to an Edmonton driver, the province of Alberta has decided to refund $13 Million in speeding fines to Albertans who, since November 2009, have been caught by “Speed on Green” cameras in the Edmonton and Calgary areas.
The region’s top Crown prosecutor Steven Bilodeau made the decision to refund the fines paid on approximately 140,000 tickets after finding out about the faulty ticket, which reportedly showed a vehicle going 143 km/hr when in fact it was going at the same appropriate speed as the other vehicles around it. All of the “Speed on Green” cameras in Edmonton have been temporarily disabled until a solution is decided upon. In Calgary, four of the most recently purchased cameras have also been disabled.
Bob Boutilier, Edmonton’s manger of transportation, disagrees that the whole camera system should shut down. Instead, he argues, an error-free system should be implemented, which would require a review of the current system.