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Winnipeg police expected to launch red light cameras

WINNIPEG, Man. -- Drivers might want to think twice before making a run for a changing light in Winnipeg, as police...


WINNIPEG, Man. — Drivers might want to think twice before making a run for a changing light in Winnipeg, as police are expected to announce a red light camera pilot project today.

In what may be seen as the first step toward photo radar, Winnipeg police are planning to install red light cameras as early as Dec. 1. The police make no bones about it they hope it will lead to a full-fledged red light red light camera campaign, and eventually photo radar.

"First and foremost, we have to make sure this think works and works accurately," an unidentified police source told local media. "But we’re pushing ahead with this."

Before tickets can be handed out as a result of the cameras, the provincial government must proclaim a 1997 law legalizing the cameras into law. It is possible that warning letters could be issued Oct. 1, giving the police the green light to lay charges as of Dec. 1.


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