Saskatchewan speeders will see significantly stiffer sanctions starting Tuesday.
As of May 1, the Ministry of Justice’s base speeding fine goes up by $30. The penalty charged per-kilometre a driver is found over the limit is also doubled.
Previously, a driver caught going 20 kilometres over the speed limit would be charged a total of $130. That same ticket will now cost heavy-footed drivers $190 under the new penalties.
The province announced the plan to impose the higher fines in April.
At that time, an SGI news release noted 124,000 speeding tickets were written in the province in 2016, the last year for which data was available. That year also saw 22 speed-related deaths on Saskatchewan roads and 579 people hurt in crashes where speed was a factor.
The increased speeding fines are expected to bring in an extra $6.4 million.