VANCOUVER, B.C. — A leaked memo from the newly elected B.C. Liberals indicates that all unpaid photo radar tickets may be forgiven, after all.
The memo, prepared by the Public Safety and Regulatory Branch on June 1, says that “Two options for outstanding tickets are: 1. Terminate all outstanding tickets. 2. Allow outstanding tickets to proceed through the courts.”
If the government opts for the first choice, then about 250,000 outstanding tickets will be fed through the shredder and millions of dollars in fines will be forgiven.
The memo goes on to say that Insurance Corp. of British Columbia research indicates that claims will skyrocket by $60 million over five years if photo radar is scrapped.
But the Liberals are standing by their campaign promise to kill the controversial ticketing system, and plan to have Royal Canadian Mounted Police concentrate on traditional traffic enforcement method.