Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quebec Experiments With Photo Radar

This low-tech-looking photo radar is the star in a pilot project by the Quebec government to get drivers to slow down.(Feb. 23, 2009)

From The CBC:

Cameras will be located in Montreal, Montérégie and Chaudière-Appalaches

The Quebec government is trying out photo radar and red light cameras at 15 locations across the province in an effort to break the bad habits of some drivers.

As part of an 18-month pilot project, the cameras will be operating at some of the most dangerous trouble spots on urban and rural roads in Montreal and the Montérégie and Chaudière-Appalaches regions.

Six red light cameras, six fixed photo radar units, and three mobile photo radar units will be used.

Transport Minister Julie Boulet said it's time Quebec joined other provinces such as Alberta in using technology as a tool to fight poor driving.

"Road safety is a priority for this government. We will spare no effort. We are convinced that this project has the potential to become a major way to reach our objective of improving road safety and saving lives," Boulet said Tuesday.

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Update: New photo radar pilot project in Quebec -- CTV

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