After seeing a significant drop in accidents and injuries, Saskatchewan is going to be making photo speed enforcement permanent.
Minister Responsible for SGI, Joe Hargrave, said going into the pilot project there was no magic number they were looking for before the program was deemed a success.
“It’s about safety and fewer injuries and fewer casualties. There is no magic number, but it was just evident as a program to continue. It was having a positive impact on speed.”
The pilot was launched about three years ago and saw enforcement in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw.
Hargrave said they saw collisions reduced by an average of 28 where speed enforcement cameras were visibly marked.
Hargrave added that with the permanent installation of the program the door is open to expand, a committee that includes police, SGI, the FSIN and municipalities will make that call and go through applications.