SGI says it is undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of the photo speed enforcement project.
The 2 year pilot project, which included some school zones, also targetted Circle Drive in Saskatoon, Ring Road in Regina and specific areas in Moose Jaw, and kicked off in late 2014.
It was then extended 2 more years.
Shannon Ell, Director of Traffic Safety Promotion says they strive for a less than 1% issuance rate and that while the cameras get moved around both on Circle Drive and in the school zones….
“And the one location we just don’t seem to be able to achieve that is the school zone on 33rd and Alberta in Saskatoon,” Ell said. “It’s a very high volume roadway. Very busy and lots of businesses. And people aren’t realizing there is a school sitting righ there.”
Ell says their preliminary findings indicate the speed enforcement cameras do reduce some speed related crashes so the project looks pretty promising.
They are conducting their comprehensive evaluation to the government, quite likely she says, with recommendations and from there will await the government’s decision on where to take the program.