Saskatchewan to continue photo radar project in province for time being

By on March 2, 2017


The government has said previously the intent of the program is to calm traffic and make roads safer, as the province looks for a trend downward in speed and crashes. (Photo: Government of Saskatchewan/ Facebook)
The government has said previously the intent of the program is to calm traffic and make roads safer, as the province looks for a trend downward in speed and crashes. (Photo: Government of Saskatchewan/ Facebook)

REGINA –The two-year pilot project for photo radar in Saskatchewan is nearly finished, but it’ll be sticking around for a little while longer while the provincial government decides whether the program will become permanent.

The program first launched in mid-November 2014 in Moose Jaw at Highway 1 and 9th Avenue.

In December that year, cameras came online in Regina, Saskatoon, Martensville and near White City on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Shortly after, cameras went up in select school zones in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw.

A warning period followed for drivers and by March 2015 the grace period was over and tickets began being issued.

A total of $8.4 million was raised after about the first full year of the pilot, with $2 million of that going to municipalities.

The government has said previously the intent of the program is to calm traffic and make roads safer, as the province looks for a trend downward in speed and crashes.