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Saskatchewan drivers still speeding through construction zones

 A Saskatchewan company says drivers are continuing to speed through highway construction zones, despite the introduction of photo radar.
A Saskatchewan company says drivers are continuing to speed through highway construction zones, despite the introduction of photo radar. File/Global News

REGINA – A Saskatchewan company says drivers are continuing to speed through highway construction zones, despite the introduction of photo radar.

Josh Safronetz, operations manager for H-J-R Asphalt, says drivers are still flouting the law and putting workers at risk.

H-J-R is same the company that employed Ashley Richards, the 18-year-old flagperson who was killed at a highway worksite near Midale last summer.

The province has increased fines for exceeding the 60-kilometre-an-hour limit in work zones, and also deployed photo radar at some sites last month.

Fifty-six people were ticketed last month for speeding in so-called orange zones — triple the number issued during July in previous years.

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