Saskatchewan is expanding a controversial enforcement tool the government is hoping will slow drivers down, but some think the province is headed down the wrong road.
Beginning Friday, photo radar is being expanded from construction zones to three locations the province calls “high-risk”: Circle Drive in Saskatoon, Highway 1 and 9th Avenue in Moose Jaw, and Ring Road in Regina. In addition, school zones in both Saskatoon and Regina will see the photo radar set up. All these new locations will be tested for two years as part of a pilot project.
If your kids just got out of a booster seat, they might be back in one starting Friday.
One of 14 new rules of the road will require children under seven or under 4'9 and 80 lbs to travel in a booster seat.
Minister responsible for SGI Don McMorris said they're not trying to cause an inconvenience.
"The point of it is to try and ensure the kids that are riding are safe in the event of a collision," he said.
He said they're following the lead of other provinces.
On the heels of the first day of summer, new rules and penalties are about to come into effect on Saskatchewan's roads.
A 10-year-old from Regina is getting the chance of a lifetime. William Song is going to Brazil for the World Cup.
He was nominated by his hockey coach for the FIFA Player Escort Program sponsored by McDonalds. The program is giving 1,400 kids from around the world the chance to escort one of the players onto the field. Song is one of five young Canadian athletes chosen to go.
They don't call it construction season for nothing; the City of Regina has started some more construction in east Regina.
Traffic is going to be restricted on Dewdney Avenue between Park and Regent Streets and there were be some isolated detours at times.
The City is replacing three catch basins and a water valve. The construction is expected to take about a week to finish.
Vehicle insurance rates could be going up in Saskatchewan but not by as much as SGI first proposed.
In February, SGI announced is was looking to increase its auto insurance rates by an average of 5.2 per cent. On Wednesday, the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel announced it is recommending an overall average increase of only 4.4 per cent.
Drivers will need to slow down on two busy highways as the Saskatchewan Government introduces a pilot project to improve safety.
Moose are not only on the loose in Saskatchewan, they're on the move.
A fatal collision with a moose Friday night served as a grim reminder of how dangerous these large animals are on Saskatchewan highways. The 23-year-old woman died after her vehicle struck a moose near Wynyard.