SGI says it has added 17 more automated license plate readers to Saskatchewan police vehicles
As a result, all police vehicles in the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) pilot are now equipped with automated licence plate readers (ALPRs).
The ALPRs have been installed in conjunction with the new impaired driving laws which took effect January 1, 2017.
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ALPRs use infra-red technology to scan licence plates and alert police when the plate is linked to a stolen or unregistered vehicle, a suspended driver or a person wanted by police.
“Automated licence plate readers allow police to quickly identify disqualified drivers and take action,” Minister responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave said. “Knowing police have this technology at their disposal should act as a deterrent for disqualified drivers, including people suspended for impaired driving.”
Fifteen of the ALPRs were installed late November/early December 2016. The remaining 17 ALPRs were installed this week.
About a quarter of all disqualified drivers have been suspended from driving due to a conviction for impaired driving