More Than 18 Million In Tickets On The Way to Driver's in Edmonton and Calgary
Our Founder and CEO talk with Global News about the massive traffic ticket backlog on the way to drivers in Edmonton and Calgary.
More Than $1.8 Million In Ticket Discounts Available To Drivers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 28, 2018
Calgary, Alberta: Pending fears of a Canada Post work stoppage, both Edmonton and Calgary decided to stop mailing photo radar and red light camera tickets. This created a massive backlog of more than 120,000 tickets.
According to the Alberta Government, “Because of potential and actual postal service interruptions, the mailing of photo enforcement tickets was suspended from September 20 to December 3, 2018 by many law enforcement agencies to ensure service of violation tickets by mail would be legally valid.”
Drivers, already in the annual post-holiday money crunch, are now receiving tickets from as far back as September. Rooco Founder and CEO, Andrew Ashton, talks about how Rooco can help you save money on your ticket. “Rooco is Canada’s first traffic ticket sharing app. We guarantee anyone who pays their ticket at Rooco.ca saves 10-15% off the fine amount. There’s no line-ups, fees or service charges to worry about and you can do it all from your phone or computer in less than 90 seconds.”
Ashton, on Rooco helping people save more than $1.8 Million on outstanding traffic tickets. “January brings a new year and a fresh start, after a hectic and expensive holiday season. Most people don’t set money aside to pay a photo radar or red light camera ticket, so that money comes directly off the bottom line of their budget. Being able to save fifty or even twenty dollars, goes a long way this time of year.”
About Rooco: Rooco Limited, is a Calgary, Alberta based tech startup that developed Canada’s first traffic ticket sharing app. Pay your ticket with Rooco and you’re guaranteed to pay for 10-15% less than the fine amount. Rooco.ca is a web application, so there is no app to download. It uses technology to help select tickets with a higher likelihood of being reduced, and passes that onto each customer. Regardless of what happens on any individual ticket, nobody ever pays more than the initial discounted amount. Rooco is accepting tickets from Calgary and Edmonton, but plans to add more cities throughout 2019.
More than 104,000 tickets are on the way to Edmonton drivers alone.
The senate has approved back to work legislation for striking Canada Post workers. This will help to clear a massive backlog of more than a million pieces of mail.
Both the City of Edmonton and the City of Calgary put in reactive measures to deal with the Canada Post work stoppages.
The City of Edmonton, stopped sending all photo radar and red light camera ticket notices as of September 20, 2018. According to city officials there are now more than 104,000 violation notices that will be mailed to drivers.
In Calgary, photo radar and red light camera tickets are issued by the Calgary Police Service (CPS). As of September 20th, 2018 CPS received authorization to individually serve all violation notices. So some drivers were still receiving tickets it was just a much slower pace.
Both cities are now facing a massive backlog of outstanding violation tickets.
Pay your ticket with Rooco.ca and you're guaranteed to save 10-15% over the fine amount. No line-ups, no added fess and no hassles.