By now, municipalities across the province, their police departments and boards, will have received a request from the Nottawasaga Police Services Board to support its call for the Ontario government “to reinstitute the photo radar program for the provincially regulated Police Services Boards to manage and use at their discretion.”This morning, Simcoe County’s Performance Management Committee received it for information. It has yet to show up on New Tecumseth council’s agenda.
In 1994, Ontario’s NDP government introduced photo radar use provincial highways, which photographed license plates of speeders, then followed that up with tickets issued through the mail. The Mike Harris government cancelled the program after its election in 1995.
Since then, the McGuinty government has flirted with the idea of letting individual municipalities implement the program but to date, as the PSB points out, has “yet to reinstate it in spite of numerous attempts made at the municipal level.”