Photo speed enforcement warning period extended to March 8
Feb. 5, 2015
SGI is extending the warning period for the photo speed enforcement pilot by one additional month. Tickets will now be issued beginning March 8, 2015.
“It has been brought to our attention that the photo speed enforcement vendor did not follow a process correctly, causing a warning letter to be issued in error,” said Earl Cameron, Vice President of the Auto Fund at SGI. “Before tickets are issued, we want to be sure all processes are working smoothly, so people aren’t receiving tickets in error.”
The error was discovered when a driver was sent a warning letter for going 106 km/h in a Saskatoon school zone. The vehicle owner contacted Saskatoon Police Service because he believed the warning letter had been issued in error. An investigation into the matter revealed the vehicle in question was not speeding.
“This was a human processing error and not a problem with the cameras, nor the accuracy of the cameras. Xerox is implementing a triple-check process to ensure this doesn’t occur again,” said Cameron.
Xerox has conducted an investigation and found no other instances of warning letters being sent out in error.
Drivers speeding in photo speed enforced areas will continue to receive warning letters until ticketing begins March 8. Yellow informational signs let drivers know they are approaching a photo-speed-enforced zone. Black-and-white regulatory signs are posted throughout the zones.
For more information about the two-year photo speed enforcement pilot, visit the Photo speed enforcement 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.