Or how I got $800 in fines in 12 hours.
Last month, I had to arrange a meeting of several of my customers to discuss a large project we are all collaborating on. One of my bigger customers west of Edmonton agreed to host the meeting. They have a fleet of vehicles for employee use and offered me one to shuttle meeting attendees between the airport, hotels and office.
Well, unbeknownst to me at the time was the fact that Alberta still has photo radar. I get a call from my customer the other day saying they received $800 worth of tix in a 12 hour period from the day of the meeting. Ooops. Two of them were for a construction zone, so double. 64 and 67 in a 50, on a 4 lane divided hwy that is normally 80, both tix were after 8:00pm when I was going back and forth to the hotel.
The other two tix were on hwy the between the airport and the hotel the following morning 82 and 86 in a 70kph zone.
All I can say is the AB gov must be making a killing on these things. I just came back from a bike trip to Calgary, where I stuck to the limit around towns, and on the open road was extra wary of cars on the side of the road in strange places. I was being passed constantly, even when I was +10 over. I was so happy to get back across the BC border.
I worked out a deal with my customer to give them 5 hours of work to cover the tix, at least it doesn't affect their rates.
Moral of the story - watch out for vehicles parked on the side of the road in AB!