Photo speed enforcement ticketing begins March 8
March 5, 2015
SGI reminds motorists that the three-month warning period for photo speed enforcement is coming to an end, with live ticketing starting March 8, 2015.
“The goal of the photo speed enforcement pilot is zero tickets, zero crashes and zero fatalities,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “More drivers getting in the habit of respecting speed limits will have a positive impact on road safety in the province, which is exactly what this pilot hopes to accomplish.”
The two-year photo speed enforcement pilot was recommended by the all-party Special Committee on Traffic Safety. The following locations are included in the pilot:
- 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
Highly visible signs are posted throughout these zones to inform motorists they are in an area that is photo speed enforced.
“Photo speed enforcement provides an important complement to our existing traffic safety enforcement,” said Sgt. Colin Glas with the Regina Police Service. “This program assists police in maintaining public safety and helps keep all road users safe.”
The pilot officially kicked off with a three-month warning period on Dec. 8, 2014. During that time, motorists caught speeding by the cameras were issued warning letters instead of tickets. Once ticketing begins, fines for speeding start at $110 at the high speed locations (plus $1 for every km over the posted speed limit), and $190 in school zones (plus $2 for every km over the posted speed limit).
For more information about the 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.