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.