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Hardeman Reacts to Photo Radar

Our local MPP Ernie Hardeman says he would support photo radar, as long as the focus is about safety and not a cash grab.

Photo Radar could be coming back to Ontario. 

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the Liberal government plans to introduce legislation giving municipalities the power to use the photo radar technology, which takes pictures of the licence plates of speeding cars in school zones and community safety zones.

Local MPP Ernie Hardeman says he supports photo radar in school zones, however he hopes this doesn't turn into another cash grab. 

"Make sure that what we are doing is actually making our roads safer, rather than just making money, I was a little concerned with the announcement because it was more focused on the ability to make our municipalities more money rather than focused on making our roads safer." 

Hardeman says he does not want to see photo radar on our highways in areas where it is just intended to make money. 

"I still have that concern, if we are putting it into places that have very little to do with making our roads safer but as a way of generating revenue, I don't think that's a good idea." 

Wynne says it's being done to make things safer for children and because the municipalities have been asking for it. She says revenue from the fines issued to speeding drivers will stay with the municipalities.

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