Starting Tuesday, May 1st, the price to pay for speeding is going up.
The government of Saskatchewan has increased the fines for speed violations.
SGI’s Tyler McMurchy said with the increased penalty, he’s hopeful people will see that speeding just isn’t worth it.
A reminder that Speeding Fine increases start TOMORROW:
Group A fines cover 1-35 over, playground zones
Group B Fines cover 36-50+, Double the speed limit, Passing Emergency Vehicles/Tow Trucks or School Zone
Group C fines cover Construction Zones@reginapolice #SlowDown pic.twitter.com/MVtZHnzxQ0
— Cst. Warnar (@RPSTrafficUnit) April 30, 2018
“I would think that if people hear they’re going to get a $190 ticket for speeding just 20 km/h over the limit on a regular road or highway, that might be a bit of a deterrent for them,” he said.
McMurchy said people caught speeding in construction zones can expect to be hit even harder.
“If you go through a 60 km/h orange zone with workers present at 80 km/h, yesterday that ticket would have cost you $330. Today, it costs you $440,” he said. “And, if you’re on a highway and you don’t slow to 60 and you proceed there say, at 100 km/h, it’s going to cost you more than $1000.”