Manitoba, Canada Officials to review photo radar: Critics say it’s more about money than safety

The Manitoba government says it is going to review photo radar — a traffic enforcement tool that critics have said is more about money than road safety.

Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says the review is to determine whether the technology is meeting its intended goal of improving road safety.

“We would like to have someone look at the empirical data to make sure that it is actually doing what it was supposed to do,” Schuler said Wednesday.

He said would not prejudge the outcome.

Photo radar has been used in many areas of Winnipeg since 2003. There are fixed cameras at a few dozen red-light intersections and mobile cameras are frequently set up in school and construction zones.