Downward trend in photo speed enforced violations continues
March 17, 2015
The latest photo speed enforcement results show further decreases at photo speed enforced locations in February, as compared to previous months.
"We are headed in the right direction with these latest results, but there is always room for improvement," said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. "Speed-related collisions claimed the lives of 30 people in Saskatchewan in 2013. With this pilot, we aim to help prevent future tragedies."
When comparing the number of speeding violations (per day) in January to February, results reveal:
- decreases at all school zone locations
- decreases at three of the five high-speed locations
- on average, less than 1% of vehicles are speeding at these locations
The three-month warning period for the two-year photo speed enforcement pilot ended earlier this month, when live ticketing began on March 8, 2015. Fines for speeding in photo speed enforced zones start at $110 in high-speed locations and $190 in school zones.
The pilot stems from recommendations made by the all-party Special Committee on Traffic Safety. The pilot is one of several significant traffic safety measures being undertaken to bring down the high number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities on Saskatchewan roads and highways.
Photo speed enforcement results will be posted mid-month of the following month; for example, results for March will be posted mid-April. For more information about the pilot, visit the photo speed enforcement and monthly results page.
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 nearly 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.