Exceeding the speed limit now officially hurts the pocketbook a little more, as the expected increases in speeding fines from the provincial government came into effect on Tuesday.

The base amount has jumped by 30 dollars, and the fine per kilometer over has doubled from one to two dollars.

"It doesn't pay to speed. It's certainly going to hit the pocket book a little harder now. The faster you go, the more expensive these fines get, so slow down, drive safe, plan ahead and plan for delays. Summer's coming up, there's always construction, and we don't want find people in positions where they're going to have to speed to get where they're going," said Corporal Craig Park from the Estevan RCMP.

He added that he expects to see the changes have a positive effect, and one that may not take too long to show itself.

"It'll hit the higher speeders more so than the low speeds. The higher you go, the more the amount of the fine. For instance, when you go over 30 KMH over the speed limit, the fines used to be 4, now they're 8 dollars per kilometer. They kind of exponentially get expensive."

"Anybody going excessively fast will notice a huge difference in the fine, which hopefully will get the speeds down to where they should be, in the safe areas," he concluded.

More Local News

Accident On Friday Night

An accident on Friday evening kept Emergency crews busy. "At approximately 11 pm on January 18th, Estevan Police and Estevan Fire were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision," explains…

New Look for Canadian Dollar in 2019: Will Honour Gay Rights

Joe Wickenhauser is the Executive Director of Moose Jaw PRIDE and the Saskatchewan PRIDE Network. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. To commemorate…

SaskPower Pleased With Performance Of CCS at Boundary Dam Power Station

SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station had a great year in 2018, according to their vice president of power production, Howard Matthews. The facility…

Millions for Crop Research in Saskatchewan

On Wednesday, the federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $12 million in funding for forty-four crop-related research…

Humane Society Receives Big Boost With $5000 Grant

The humane society has recently received a $5000 grant from the Western Financial western community foundation. Angela Prette with the humane society was extremely happy with the amount of the grant…

Bitter Winds Sticking Around

After some balmy temperatures and days to start the new year, more traditional Saskatchewan weather has moved in for the third week of January. Cold days and even colder nights with bitter winds is…

Snowplow Safety Important For Everyone

With the lack of snowfall we've seen in the southeast corner of the province, it's easy to forget about the drivers that keep the roads clear and drivers safe. Snowplow operators are often overlooked…

Accident On 13th Ave and King Street

A two-vehicle collision took place early Wednesday morning. "At approximately 7:45 this morning, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street," explained…

The Difference Between Norovirus and Influenza Explained

Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a number of cases of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting in the province. "Norovirus is a type of virus that affects the intestinal system," explained Doctor…

City's Proposed 2019 Budget Includes No Increase In Taxes Or Utility Rates

The city is planning some ambitious ideas for the proposed 2019 budget, but they won’t be including any higher taxes or utlility increases. The proposed budget was prepared by city administration and…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login