POLITICS

Dozens caught speeding in highway construction zones in Saskatchewan

09/05/2013 02:01 EDT | Updated 11/05/2013 05:12 EST
REGINA - The threat of being caught on camera while speeding in a highway construction zone hasn't slowed down all Saskatchewan drivers.

Highways Minister Don McMorris says 83 tickets were issued between Aug. 13 and Aug. 29 and he says that's too many.

Seven of the tickets involved drivers who were recorded going faster than 90 kilometres an hour in a highway work zone where the speed limit is 60.

Saskatchewan started using photo radar in highway work zones this summer to try to improve safety for workers.

The move came after an 18-year-old woman working as a flag person was struck and killed in August 2012.

Three of the mobile radar devices have been deployed across Saskatchewan.