Photo radar revenues down
Access to Information documents show that revenue from Quebec's photo radar installations is down significantly since the beginning of the year. La Presse reports that the government's take from fines is down nearly 40-percent.
At their peak, the speed and red light cameras were generating a million dollars a month. Now they are averaging $600,000 monthly.
The figures show that driver vigilance has little to do with the drop. Most of the decrease is due to a drop in infractions registered by the photo radar installation on Highway 15 southbound on the approach to the Champlain Bridge. That stretch of highway has been under repair for months and the traffic tie-ups generated by the roadwork leaves little opportunity for speeding.