So I just noticed that my credit card was authorized for some 212. As soon as I noticed I called my credit card company to investigate as I couldn’t yet see the purchase on my profile. My first suspicion was that a coffee shop had entered 150 instead of 1.50 when I tapped my card.
No, I wasn’t so lucky. Instead, what I saw was a charge from a car rental company. It seems the recession in Alberta is bad, as the Calgary Police have resorted to nailing people with some high tech speed cameras when you enter into town. Not only do they got the speed, the license plate, but also the type of vehicle I was driving- including the make and model.
“Luckily” there is no demerit points in photo radar tickets since they can’t verify- at this point- who was driving. My record is meticulous with no flaws for over a decade. These speed traps are shameful in areas in which minor cases of speeding have no effect on the safety of others.
Perhaps in the future they will include facial scanners of speeders, too.