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Two tickets in 10 seconds

A Calgary woman says she's getting ready for a court battle after receiving two photo radar tickets issued just 10 seconds apart.

But a city spokesman tells CTV it's no accident, explaining the cameras are placed in what he calls high-risk areas.

Susan McNab was driving in Edmonton's west end four months ago and was shocked to get tickets for $118 and $111 from photo radar cameras placed within 250 metres of each other.

She readily admits she was speeding on 170 Street that day and says she will pay one of the tickets, but will fight the other.

She asks if such a system is really effective in stopping speeding, and Gary Shimko, the city's executive director of traffic safety, says the answer is yes. He says there has been a 60 per cent reduction in injuries over the last 10 years.

"This is a blatant cash cow," says McNab. "There has got to be reasonable limits set. Can you put down cameras every 10 feet? Of course not. But there's nothing black and white in place."



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