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Archive for May 11th, 2009

According to this story from the CBC News, a class action has been filed against the Canadian Province of Manitoba for its policies in issuing and prosecuting photo radar speeding tickets near construction areas.  The complaint alleges that the government violated the law by not placing signs properly to mark reduced speed zones and by attempting to enforce reduced speed requirements even when no workers were present.  Some have argued that the program was an illicit attempt to bolster government coffers, pointing to the fact that photo radar tickets in Manitoba increased from 3,000 to 60,000 from 2007 to 2008.

Following earlier rulings in cases arising from the issuance of the tickets themselves, the government was reportedly removing the photo radar devices, canceling tickets,  and now it appears to be considering giving refunds to those who paid the fines.

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