Canada: At the intersection of cash grab and safety in Winnipeg

The official line from City of Winnipeg officials and police is photo radar is making the streets safer. Their own data, however, show infractions continue to get worse.

Red-light and speeding offences at intersections that deploy stationary photo radar cameras have risen steadily, according to 10 years of data obtained by the Free Press, bucking trends seen in other jurisdictions where such data is available.

The number of speeding tickets issued through the program (not including the mobile photo enforcement units deployed by the Winnipeg Police Service) has spiked 80 per cent since 2010 (rising to 33,872 from 18,894).