The city of Edmonton earned $41.3 million from speeding drivers last year — $11.2 million more than expected.

Some people are calling this a cash grab but Mayor Don Iveson says that isn’t true.

Instead, he says the revenue from photo enforcement tickets is going towards initiatives to help drivers like safety programs and improved roads.

“If it was going into something else, if we were using it to fund other things, then people could call it that, but I really don’t see it that way.”

The figures are in a report on the city’s preliminary financial results for 2013 prepared for this week's city council meeting 

The city ended up with a $9.2 million operating surplus last year.