Photo radar cameras doubling-up on Circle Drive
The photo radar camera that rotates between five Saskatoon school zones will be relocated to Circle Drive next month when school zone speed limits are no longer in effect.
That means there will be two photo radar cameras in place to nab speeders along the roadway for the next two months.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance spokeswoman Kelley Brinkworth said it remains to be seen what impact the extra camera will have on the number of speeding tickets issued, but that it will hopefully continue the downward trend in number of people exceeding the speed limit.
Last month, 924 vehicles were caught speeding on Circle Drive, where the speed limit is 90 kilometres per hour. That’s down from 1,295 speeders in April and 2,440 in March.
Tickets are only issued to those who speed above an undisclosed threshold. There were 49 tickets issued to speeders on Circle Drive in May, 388 in April and 465 in March.
The fastest vehicle clocked on Circle Drive in the last three months — going 194 kilometres per hour — was caught on camera in May.
Photo radar cameras in Regina and Moose Jaw school zones will remain there throughout the summer because school zone speed limits exist year-round in those municipalities.
The photo radar camera in Saskatoon school zones caught 5,231 speeders in May, 4,606 in April and 923 in March.
The highest speed clocked in a school zone was 85 kilometres per hour in April.
Courtesy : The StarPhoenix