Transport Ministry Acquires 37 New Photo RADARs

Transport Ministry Acquires 37 New Photo RADARs

The Ministry of Transportation of Quebec (MTQ) will acquire 37 new photo radars for itself and many municipalities. The systems placed at intersections can be used full-time to detect speeding on green lights and other violations on red lights.

The provincial government announced about one year ago, its intention to add 25 photo radars in sectors with high accident rates, in school zones, and near construction sites. They will add to the dozen already tested and now permanent under law 57 adopted in June.

The second expansion phase is expected in 2013. The launch of the project will allow cities to watch the roads with mobile photo radars. Quebec and Gatineau both reserved four devices that should cover 10 dangerous places.

All political parties agree to the use of radars if the citizens are warned. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and not to make money.

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  1. peter
    peter 24 January, 2013, 08:48

    Excellent news , from my own experience I witnessed the good side of having photo radar in strategic locations that remind motorists of the need to respect the speed limit .
    Now if only the government could enforce the law on drunk driving and truly make it criminal .

  2. Farnell Morisset
    Farnell Morisset Author 24 January, 2013, 17:57

    I couldn’t agree more Peter, about both the good side of photo RADAR, which does work very well at slowing down drivers, but especially about how lax the law seems about drunk drivers. I don’t understand how it is that people are still caught driving drunk after their fifth or sixth arrests.

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