Photo speed enforcement cameras now live at high-speed corridors
Dec. 8, 2014
The two-year photo speed enforcement pilot project recommended by the all-party Special Committee on Traffic Safety kicks off across the province today.
Cameras are now operating at all high-speed photo speed enforcement locations in the province:
- Highway 12 at Martensville
- Circle Drive in Saskatoon
- Highway 1 east between the Pilot Butte turnoff and White City
- Ring Road in Regina
- Highway 1 and 9th Ave in Moose Jaw
Cameras will begin operating at select school zones in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw later this week.
“The pilot was introduced to calm traffic in high-volume, high-risk locations where it is dangerous to enforce speeds manually,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “School zones are included due to the vulnerability of children in those areas.”
Starting today, there will be a two-month warning period to give drivers time to adjust. Drivers exceeding the posted speed limit in these locations will be mailed a warning letter instead of a ticket during this time.
Drivers should not be surprised if they are speeding and receive a warning letter. Large yellow informational signs have been erected to notify drivers they are about to enter a photo-speed enforced highway area, and black and white regulatory signs are also posted throughout the areas.
“This program is very transparent. We’re proactively telling drivers where the photo-speed-enforced zones are, and there is highly-visible signage letting drivers know when they’re in a zone,” said Cartmell. “Our goal is zero tickets and, more importantly, a decrease in speed-related collisions, fatalities and injuries.”
SGI will remind the public when the warning period is over.
Last year in Saskatchewan, speed was a contributing factor in 2,645 collisions, injuring 1,217 people and taking 30 lives.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.