Kinistino, Saskatchewan – The Automated Speed Enforcement Unit is responsible for approving and issuing tickets to registered owners of vehicles that are observed exceeding the speed limit in construction zones. This enforcement is conducted via photo enforcement.
On August 25, 2016 a Saskatchewan registered vehicle was detected traveling at a speed of 133 km/h while passing workers in a construction zone (speed limit was 60 km/h). This occurred on Highway 3 near Kinistino, SK and the resulting speeding ticket was $907.
Section 203(1)(a) of the Traffic Safety Act states “No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than 60 km/h when passing a highway worker or flag person.”
Motorists are reminded to pay close attention to their surroundings and people present in a construction zone. A construction zone can change quickly and motorists need to be prepared to modify their driving to adapt to the changes in the zone. Construction zones can be very dangerous for the people working in them. Road users need to remember that they are working to improve the infrastructure. Please be courteous and make sure the construction zone workers remain safe.