A series of protests against Grande Prairie’s photo radar program will take place across the city today.
Jack Schultz, the founder of Alberta Cash Cow, says several members of his group are in the city to help members of the Grande Prairie Cash Cow group with the protests.
“We are going to locate the photo radar vehicles and park in behind them. We have some big, bright yellow banners that say radar ahead. And we are going to sit there until they decide to leave.”
Schultz feels that photo radar does little to actually slow down vehicles immediately.
He adds his goal is to see more police presence on the roads.
“We should not be raped financially like the way that we are. We are not bringing safety to the streets. The guys that are driving 20, 30, 40 km over or the ones that are impaired, or in stolen vehicles or with no insurance….. photo radar is not getting them off the road. There is nothing that photo radar can do about that.”
“The bottom line is we need more police and enforcement to actually get out here and take the danger off the road. That is our goal!”
Schultz founded Edmonton Cash Cow back in April of last year. Since then, he says 14 additional chapters have started across the province, including one here in Grande Prairie.