Canadian Jack Shultz is part of a Facebook group committed to helping drivers avoid speeding tickets on Edmonton, Alberta, roads. But that’s not what got him in trouble. Shultz stands on the side of the road holding a sign that reads “radar ahead” to warn drivers about photo radar devices.
Last week he said police gave him a warning and laid out some ground rules for what he was doing. Shultz said an officer told him that as long as he wasn’t within 100 meters of a police cruiser looking for speeders and that he wasn’t blocking the photo radar device itself, he wasn’t breaking any rules. But the next day Shultz said another officer issued him a $543 ticket for pedestrian “stunting” while he was holding his sign.
An Edmonton police spokesperson said that while holding a roadside sign is not illegal, officers considered “the totality of the circumstances” when issuing the fine.
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