More red light camera tickets are expected to be handed out in Saskatoon this year according to city police.
“Motorists are trying to beat that red light by doing 60 km/h in a 50 zone,” said Cst. Roy Rodgers with the Saskatoon police, whose work involves issuing red light camera tickets.
“You know they had no intentions to stop at all.”
In 2016, city police handed out 14,000 tickets to motorists who didn’t come to a complete stop.
This year, 15,000 are expected by the end of 2017.
“That’s around 1,200 a month,” Rodgers said. “It really isn’t a cash grab, nobody is forcing these people to run red lights. Motorists are running them and taking their chances.”
Rodgers said even new drivers thinks it’s acceptable behaviour.
“They just received their driver’s licence recently and even they’re under the impression that you don’t have to stop when you’re turning right,” he said.
The ticket is $230 for the violation.