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New photo radar cameras operational on Saskatchewan roads

New photo radar cameras operational on Sask. roads
A new system is policing lead-footed motorists in high-speed and school zones locations across Saskatchewan. Graphic / Global News

A new photo radar system is keeping an eye out for lead-footed motorists in Saskatchewan.

The previous contract with Conduent Inc. expired in January.

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) issued a request for proposals to select a photo speed enforcement (PSE) vendor and Redflex Traffic Systems was chosen during that process.

The five-year contract is estimated at roughly $3.7 million, according to the Crown corporation.

SGI said the new cameras were switched over recently with no gap in service.

Redflex’s Radarcam system is designed to enforce speed limits in fog, rain and snow. The technology is also supposed to supply accurate speed, lane and vehicle position identification in high-traffic situations.

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Under the PSE program, there are a total of nine cameras in high-speed locations and school zones in Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw and near Wakaw. The cameras rotate to different sites at each location.

The camera by Wakaw, at the intersection of highways 41 and 2, was added on Jan. 24. Warning tickets will be issued for the first three months.

The program resulted in around 46,400 tickets being issued to drivers in 2019, according to SGI.