While both Saskatoon and Moose Jaw have expressed interest in keeping photo radar around past the pilot program, Regina’s mayor isn’t saying what he thinks.
Michael Fougere is sending hints though.
“We’re still evaluating it. Certainly we see there’s benefits to it. People on the Ring Road have slowed down to 100 kilometres an hour, so it’s been very good that way,” he told the 980 CJME Morning Show Tuesday. “It is a good way to fund education programs. That’s where the money comes from: the fines.”
From March 2015 to the end of January 2017, the city’s portion of revenue from the program was about $2.7 million, after expenses, administrative costs and allocations to the Victims of Crime fund.
Part of the money is being used by the city to update its red light camera program.
Photo radar will continue, even though March 8 marked two years since the pilot officially came into effect. SGI is reviewing the program and a decision on whether to keep the cameras in place permanently is expected in the near future.