Bill 11 final nail in photo radar coffin

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VICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Liberals came good on their promise to kill photo radar yesterday, when they introduced a bill that officially eliminates the traffic enforcement system.

Attorney-General Geoff Plant tabled Bill 11, a “house cleaning” of NDP policies that the Liberals didn’t support.

“This is the bill required to repeal some misguided pieces of NDP legislation from the spring of 2001,” Plant announced in the House. “I don’t want to suggest this bill is simply sweeping a few unwanted items out the door. It does include a big part of cleaning house from the legacy of NDP legislation introduced on the eve of last election.”

The photo radar vans that were used to catch speeding drivers have been parked for several weeks now, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who operated them have been assigned different duties.

B.C. Liberals say outstanding tickets must still be paid, despite the fact that a provincial lobby group is encouraging people to toss out old tickets without paying.

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