Speed Awareness Program

Slow Down. Stay Safe.

Speeding traffic is a concern for all of us. That's why St. Albert has a speed awareness program. This program aims to make motorists aware of their speed and to reinforce that the community is concerned about speeding.

Why does this program exist?

  1. In many cases speeding motorists on community streets are people living in the area.
  2. Ask any officer involved in traffic enforcement, and they would say that the majority of speeders caught did not realize they were speeding. Often speeding motorists are unaware they are exceeding the speed limit.
  3. Education combined with enforcement and engineering is the best way to deal with speeding problems. Showing motorists how fast they are going encourages speeders to slow down immediately and thus increases public safety.

How does it work?

The City of St. Albert has a speed awareness trailer equipped with a built-in directional sensing radar unit that captures the speed of the oncoming vehicles. That speed is then displayed in large numbers via an electronic display panel. The speed trailer is placed in school zones, playground zones, construction zones and any areas where speed is a concern. The speed awareness trailer is durable, easy to move from place to place and technologically advanced. Some of the features include a built-in solar regulator and a 50-watt solar panel.

Key facts about speeding

  • Speed limits save lives every day - maybe today it's yours. 
  • The faster you go, the longer it takes to stop. The faster you drive, the harder you hit. 
  • Driving a few km/h over the posted speed limit reduces your ability to steer safely around curves or objects on the road, decreases your field of vision and your peripheral vision, and reduces the effectiveness of seatbelts and other safety devices such as airbags and side-impact beams. 


The speed awareness trailer can be located in areas as requested by any St. Albert resident. Requests can be made by contacting the  St. Albert Planning and Engineering Division at 780-459-1654 or stalbert@stalbert.ca.

We require your name, address and phone number, as well as the area where you wish the trailer to be located. The St. Albert Municipal Enforcement Service, St. Albert RCMP Traffic Services and the St. Albert Planning and Engineering Division are all involved in the program.

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Last edited: November 29, 2019