SGI has issued the following news release:
Following a three-month warning period, the province’s newest photo speed enforcement camera at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 2 near Wakaw starts live ticketing Friday.
Drivers who exceed the posted 80 km/h speed limit on or after April 24 in the clearly marked photo-enforced zone will now receive an actual speeding ticket in the mail. Speeders had been receiving warning letters since the camera’s installation in January, to allow motorists in or travelling through the area time to adjust their driving habits.
The goal of photo speed enforcement is zero tickets, zero collisions, and zero injuries and fatalities. The intersection near Wakaw, like all of Saskatchewan’s photo speed enforcement zones, features prominent signage to notify drivers and give them the chance to avoid a ticket.
It’s hoped that the presence of photo speed enforcement will reduce speeds in an area where speeding has historically been a problem.
Government announced the approval of this photo speed enforcement location in December 2019, following an application from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, supported by the local community, which was reviewed against strict criteria by the Photo Speed Enforcement committee