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Anti-Photo Radar Group Holding Pro-Safety Rallies

October 23, 2009 6:12 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

Photo Radar

An anti-photo radar group is holding two rallies this weekend to draw attention to the fact that amber lights at two Winnipeg intersections are shorter than the city’s minimum of 4 seconds.

WiseUpWinnipeg.com says that despite the lights being shortened, tickets are still being given out. Retired Winnipeg police officer Larry Stefaniuk claims the city is aware of the mechanical problem, but has failed to address it.

In the end, it’s a safety issue and to raise awareness to that, WiseUpWinnipeg will hold pro-safety rallies at the following locations:

Saturday, October 24 from 2-3 p.m. at the southeast corner of Henderson and Gilmore.
Sunday, October 25 from 2-3 p.m. at the southeast corner of Marion and Dufresne.

Sign-holding WiseUpWinnipeg members will form a line bordering the road leading up to the camera intersections, advising motorists that they are approaching a photo- enforcement intersection as well as signs indicating it to be a shortened amber intersection. Another 600 signs will also be given out to the public.

Earlier this month, a member of the group was put in the back of a police cruiser and questioned for holding up a sign warning motorists of a photo-radar camera. Police cited it was an obstruction of justice, but later said they will not take action against individuals who hold up signs in the future.