Speeding violations decreasing in photo speed enforced zones
Feb. 17, 2015
The number of people speeding through photo speed enforcement locations in the province has decreased month over month.
“Photo speed enforcement has been proven to calm traffic and while it’s still early days, we’re seeing a positive effect in Saskatchewan’s photo speed enforced locations after only two months of the pilot,” said Minister Responsible for SGI Don McMorris. “Final January results are in; it’s encouraging to see more drivers respecting speed limits. We are hopeful these results continue as awareness increases.”
When comparing the number of violations (per day) in December to January, results show a significant decrease. Highlights include:
- 33% average decrease at high-speed locations
- 64% average decrease at school zone locations
- greatest decrease at a high-speed location was 64% (at Highway 1 east)
- greatest decrease at a school zone location was 78% (in Saskatoon)
Photo speed enforcement is being piloted at the following locations around the province:
- Saskatoon locations - Circle Drive and select school zones
- Regina locations - Ring Road and select school zones
- Moose Jaw locations - Highway 1 and 9th Ave. intersection and select school zones
- Highway 1 east between the Pilot Butte turnoff and White City
- Highway 12 near Martensville
Warning letters are being issued to those speeding at these locations until ticketing begins on March 8, 2015. Photo speed enforced zones are clearly marked with signs.
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.