Alberta may give speeders a break for early guilty plea
Alberta is looking at giving speeders a break if they pay traffic tickets early in an effort to unclog the court system.
"We're finding that too often people don't pay their tickets and then don't show up to court which then wastes court time and resources ," said Alberta Justice spokesperson Michelle Davio.
The province is considering a two-tier fine system where those who pay traffic fines up front will pay less than those who challenge tickets in court.
"If we can encourage people to pay the fines and then trials don't have to be set down that maybe don't go ahead, that would be great," said Davio.
Alberta Justice is also working on a system for paying traffic tickets online.